Nepali migrant dies at workplace in Malaysia

, December 30

A Nepali named Indra Prasad Bhattarai, 47, from Taplejung district was killed in Malaysia today after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in state, an official confirmed.

Bhishma Kumar Bhusal, director general of the Department of Foreign Employment, has confirmed that Bhattarai was killed while working in Malaysia. “We are coordinating with our Embassy in Malaysia to bring the body back.”

According to AFP, Bhattarai was working in a meat-processing factory, FB Food Industry, near Masjid Tanah in Malaysia when the incident occurred. “The victim was doing maintenance work with three other workers when suddenly the machine was turned on,” the AFP quoted a local as saying.

“The machine caught him at his waist. Because of his injuries, he died on the spot,” the local authority was quoted by AFP.

Moti Bahadur Shrees, at the Embassy of in Kuala Lumpur, said they were waiting for the post-mortem report from the local hospital. “After we receive the post-mortem report, we will begin the process of sending his body to as soon as possible.”

“We are in continuous contact with the Malaysian authorities concerned,” said Shrees, adding that as per the presented by the deceased earlier at the embassy, he had reached Malaysia in 2016 on his own.

The Malaysian authority has said it took about 30 minutes to extricate Bhattarai’s body from the machine and that officials were still investigating the matter.

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