Bhutanese brothers lose life in car accident

Two Bhutanese brothers lost their lives in a car accident in Queensland, Australia Wednesday evening.

Late Purna Giri (left) and Sashi Giri (right)

The detailed information of the accident is yet to be received but it is learned that Purna Giri and his brother, Sashi Giri were returning home in Cairns from a regional Hospital which was about 4.5 hrs drive from their home.

According to a post made in a Facebook Group by Suman Chhetri from Sydney, another youth was critically injured and was under treatment in Townsville Hospital.

A Bhutanese lady–resettled  in Cairns– who was contacted by Bhutan News Service confirmed that Amrit Bhattarai, resettled from Khudunabari refugee camp, was in a critical situation.

According to her, Purna Giri, who was sick, had an appointment in the hospital that day. They were returning home after the appointment in a car driven by Sashi Giri when they met the accident.

“The family members do not actually know where the dead bodies are. The case is under police investigation”, she said.

Bhutan News Service could not independently verify the claim.

Despite repeated efforts, Bhutan News Service could not reach any community activist in Queensland for their immediate response.

The Giris were resettled in Australia from Sanischare refugee camp in Morang, Nepal.

While in camp, Purna Giri served as an assistant teacher for over a decade in a camp school managed by Caritas Nepal. Sashi Giri was a long time volunteer in Refugee Camp Security Unit.

18 Comments

  1. I am so much shock when I heard the ultimate death of two brothers, Purna and Sashi Giri. My heartfelt condolence to their family members. Let their departed soul live in heaven in peace for ever.

  2. I,m Much Pained to hear the sudden death of Purna and Sashi. This is Surely an irreparable loss of their conson family but remember that men are mortal and we have to endure what we cannot control . may god vishnu keep their souls in peace for ever and i pray to God vishnu for support to the breaved family in this sutation.

  3. This is very heart touch for all basnet family living in america in newhempshire that sudden death of two of our beloved classmaid in NHA sinch 1992. we would like express our sadness and we pray to god n goddess to remain peaceful soul and support to the brave
    d family in australia by our god .

  4. Dear all my prayers to the grieve family let the Great God give strenth bear the love one lost Purna love the kids like his own children he was quite n thoughtfully act to the situation I request to pray for the departed souls

  5. I AM REALLY SAD TO HEAR THEIR SAD DEATH,LET THE ALMIGHTY GOD GIVE THE POWER TO THE FAMILY,RELATIVES AND ALL WHO KNOWS THEM TO ENDURE THE PAIN IN THE ENEXPECTED AND UNTIMELY DEMISE OF LATE PURNA ans SASHI GIRI.

  6. Dear Friends, relatives, teachers and students from NHA

    I am truly saddened by our teacher Purna Giri and his brother Sashi Giri death. Purna Giri was more than just a teacher; he was an amazing person. He was always so kind, friendly and respectful to us.

    His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. His memory will always remain deep within m…y heart.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With deepest sympathy,

  7. Krishna says
    Death is a tragic time for the surviving family members and friends, and offering the right words of comfort can go a long way to helping them heal

  8. krishna kharel says

    Death is a tragic time for the surviving family members and friends, and offering the right words of comfort can go a long way to helping them heal

  9. It is a great lost for the family and the friends it is double lost God give courage & strenth pray for the departed souls rest in peace

  10. It is my sincere condolence to untimely demise of late Purna Giri and his own brother late Sashi Giri.I pray to Almighty God to give power to their parents,all relatives and welwishers to endure grief.I hope the case will be settled soon.

  11. I feel extremely sorry for the lost of their life untimely .it is very sad news which most be hurtful for their family. He has been my teacher in the sanischare camp . I havently pray for the departed soul for peace .

  12. The sudden and untimely death of Giri Brothers brought huge loss to the entire Bhutanese Community in the world. We are very sad to learned about it. May the departed souls rest peace in heaven, wish for the prompt recovery of critical injured-Bhattarai brother and strenght to the family concerned.

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