Ward chairman dies from high-altitude sickness

Bhimduttanagar - Newly elected chairperson of Mellekh rural municipality-5 of Achham district died due to high-altitude sickness on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as Ram Bahadur Bohara. The incident took place as Bohara was on his way on a pilgrimage to Badimalika in Bajura district.

According to Police Inspector at the District Police Office, Achham, Karna Bahadur Bam, Bohara died from high-altitude sickness at 8:30 pm.

He said that initiative was underway to airlift the body of Bohara to Achham. He was elected as chairperson of Mellekh rural municipality-5 from the Nepali Congress in the second round of local-level election held on June 28.

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