More than three thousands Nepalis lost their lives abroad over last 3 years
Kathmandu – More than 3,000 Nepalis have lost their lives in foreign lands over the last three years, officials have said. According to ‘Nepal Labour Migration Report 2022’ published by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, 3 thousand 199 Nepali youths lost their lives from 2019/020 till 2021/022.
A total of 3 thousand 115 men and 84 women were among those who lost their lives. Looking at the province wise, Madhes province has the highest number of deaths, 751 people lost their lives in Madhes province. Similarly, 709 people from Province 1, 677 from Lumbini Province, 478 from Gandaki Province, 409 from Bagmati Province, 110 from Karnali Province and 56 from Sudurpaschim Province lost their lives.
Causes of death reported included cardiac arrest, heart attack, natural causes, vehicle accidents, suicide, corona, death at work, etc. In 2021/2022, 207 Nepalis lost their lives abroad due to Corona epidemic.
Similarly, the Ministry claimed that 215 people lost their lives ‘due to natural causes’ and 129 people died due to road accidents. Road accidents and natural deaths are the most common causes of death. Looking at the situation from 2008/09 to 2021/022, it is seen that 10 thousand 666 Nepalis lost their lives in foreign lands. Among them, 10 thousand 411 were men and 255 were women.