Kasargod native Dr Irshad, confirmed dead in Nepal

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Kasargod, April 29: It is now learnt that in the disaster that struck Nepal; a Kasargod based young doctor, who had gone missing and was later reported to be safe, is in fact no more.

Sources said, Dr Irshad (26) and another Dr Deepak Thomas from Kannur, have been confirmed dead.

Dr Irshad resident of Anebagilu, Kasargod, was pursuing MD in medicine at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Accompanied by Dr Deepak and Dr Abin Surya from Wayanad, Dr Irshad went to Nepal a few days ago and were expected to return in a week. The hotel where they lodged had collapsed in the tremor. Dr Deepak and Dr Abin, both were injured but Dr Irshad had gone missing.

All three youths Dr Irshad, Dr Deepak and Dr Abin were pursuing MD in the same college.

It was reported on the next day that Dr Irshad was alive, but it is now learnt that someone had called his family to say that he was safe, but in fact, another person had been mistaken for Dr Irshad.

The family was anxious as Dr Irshad himself had not called home. Dr Irshad’s brother Liyaqat who resides in Dubai went to Kathmandu and identified his body, it is learnt.

Sources said, Dr Deepak’s body was also identified by his family members, and their identity cards were also found. The bodies are placed in the mortuary of a hospital in Kathmandu.

Dr Irshad had completed his MBBS in Kozhikode in 2012. After working in a hospital at Wayanad for some time, he had secured seat for MD in Shimla. His wedding was scheduled to be held this July.

Family sources said that preparations are going on to bring the mortal remains back to their native.

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