Humal, April 27: Eight people have died due to an unknown disease in Tanjakot rural municipality of Humla. More than a dozen others have been taken ill.
Moti Lal Joshi, Health worker at the Maila Health Post, said that eight people have died as of Friday due to the disease that spread since the past week. The disease is reported to have spread following rainfall a week ago.
Those affected by the disease suffer from headache, dizziness, chest pain and fever, before succumbing to it. Majority of those who died were also found suffering from asthma or respiratory problems, according to the rural municipality chair Bagchal Chatyal Malla.
The deceased are Kusuma Rithal,70, Surjit Khadka,60, Range Koli,55, five-year-old Sunkesa Sunar, Ammkali Malla,70, Bajjire Sunar,75, Lakshya Sunar,55, and 10-months-old Sanjib Thapa, Joshi said.