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12 Nepalis missing after ship capsizes off Doha coast

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 2, 2009

Twelve Nepali workers are among 29 persons who have gone missing after a ship operated by a UAE based group capsized about two nautical miles off Doha coast early Tuesday morning.
According to reports, Nepal’s embassy in Doha has identified the missing Nepalis as Lila Ram Poudel, Mehdi Hussein Miyan, Abbas Ahmed, Ganga Bahadur Gurung, Man Singh Khatri, Shesh Nath Yadav, Rajib Kumar Dutta, Tilak Bahadur Khamja, Shankar mishra, Rishi Prasad Sharma, Jaya Bahadur Pun Magar and Ghanshyam Sarki.
The ill-fated ship was bound for Doha of Qatar from Dubai of UAE before it was lost in the sea.
Of the 35 people on board, 24 were employees of HBK Power Cleaning. The remaining comprised nine crew members and two employees of a catering company.
According to Gulf times, which first broke the news, the tragedy occurred at 6.30am when the ship was carrying out its normal mission at the entrance of the Doha canal. The ship, which was used by HBK Power Cleaning to provide support services to the petroleum industry, has been completely
sunk.
Altogether 29 people are still missing after late night search and rescue operation found only 6 survivors. One of the survivors died later. Among the missing, 12 are Nepalis, 11 Indians and one Bangladeshi, according to an HBK official.
The survivors are undergoing treatment at Hamad Hospital for “minor” injuries, according to the Gulf times.
It was not immediately clear whether any of the survivors were Nepali nationals

Twelve Nepali workers are among 29 persons who have gone missing after a ship operated by a UAE based group capsized about two nautical miles off Doha coast early Tuesday morning.

According to reports, Nepal’s embassy in Doha has identified the missing Nepalis as Lila Ram Poudel, Mehdi Hussein Miyan, Abbas Ahmed, Ganga Bahadur Gurung, Man Singh Khatri, Shesh Nath Yadav, Rajib Kumar Dutta, Tilak Bahadur Khamja, Shankar mishra, Rishi Prasad Sharma, Jaya Bahadur Pun Magar and Ghanshyam Sarki.

The ill-fated ship was bound for Doha of Qatar from Dubai of UAE before it was lost in the sea.

Of the 35 people on board, 24 were employees of HBK Power Cleaning. The remaining comprised nine crew members and two employees of a catering company.

According to Gulf times, which first broke the news, the tragedy occurred at 6.30am when the ship was carrying out its normal mission at the entrance of the Doha canal. The ship, which was used by HBK Power Cleaning to provide support services to the petroleum industry, has been completely sunk.

Altogether 29 people are still missing after late night search and rescue operation found only 6 survivors. One of the survivors died later. Among the missing, 12 are Nepalis, 11 Indians and one Bangladeshi, according to an HBK official.

The survivors are undergoing treatment at Hamad Hospital for “minor” injuries, according to the Gulf times.

It was not immediately clear whether any of the survivors were Nepali nationals

Source:NepalNews

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