Thursday, 13 April 2017

Indian Lady Tourist Killed in Bhutan Accident

An 81-year old female Indian tourist died on impact when the Wagon R taxi she was travelling in veered off the road at Wokulum above Thinleygang on the Thimphu-Punakha highway around 2pm on April 11.

An 81-year old female Indian tourist died on impact when the Wagon R taxi she was travelling in veered off the road at Wokulum above Thinleygang on the Thimphu-Punakha highway around 2pm on April 11.

The deceased was travelling with a 78-year old female friend from Thimphu to Punakha when the incident occurred. The two were from South Delhi and on a short visit to Bhutan, sources said.

The taxi driver and her friend suffered injuries and were immediately referred to Bajothang hospital and then to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu.

Police sources said that since no speed or break marks were found on the accident spot, and the road was wide and in good condition, they suspect that the driver might have fallen asleep.

The body was handed over to the family yesterday.

Obituary from the family

With profound grief, we inform you of the sad demise of our beloved Mrs Sunandi Bawa(Wife of Manmohan Singh Bawa) in a tragic road accidentin Bhutan. 

Cremation will be held at 10 AM on Friday 14 April at Green Park Cremation Ground, New Delhi.

Antim Ardas will be held at Green Park Gurudwara ( main road ) New Delhi from 4 to 5 PM on Sunday 16 April. 

Manmohan Singh Bawa

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