Three escape to Kurdistan

- HOM KARKI, Doha

Jul 1, 2014-

Four among seven Nepali workers trapped in Tikrit of war-torn Iraq for past three weeks have safely reached Kurdistan. One of the workers, Santosh Lamichhane, confirmed over the phone that they reached Kurdistan with the help of a Iraqi national, who runs a hotel there.

All four of them were employed in a Tikrit-based hotel. They were left in the lurch after their employer fled the city. Three other Nepalis who fled to safety include Ajit Tamang of Okhaldhunga, Prakash Bishwokarma of Chitwan and Dhan Bahadur BK of Rukum.

Lamichhane, who hails from Kaski district, said three other Nepalis—Pres Giri of Jhapa, Mohan Kumar Basnet of Morang and Top Bahadur Basnet of Dang— are still trapped in Tikrit. A rebel group had reportedly detained them fro six hours on Monday.  Giri said although they were in constant contact with the Nepali missions in Kuwait and Pakistan, help has not arrived. 

Published: 02-07-2014 08:41

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