Funeral rites of deceased over; one injured still reported to be critical

The funeral rites of late Kharka Chhetri Bhandari (49) and Tula Ram Chamlagai (44), who died in a van crash in Georgia on Tuesday night completed today at the same funeral home in accordance with the Hindu tradition.

An estimated 500 plus Bhutanese, including the representatives from refugee resettlement agencies, well-wishers of Bhutanese in the neighborhood in Atlanta, paid their last tributes to late Bhandari and Chamlagai at the funeral home.

The dead bodies of deceased, late Chamlagai (front row) and late Bhandari inside coffin at the funeral home after fellow Bhutanese offered last tributes. Photo/Pasupati Timsina.

All other fellow Bhutanese friends of the deceased, including some non-Bhutanese who wished to attend the funeral processing, were permitted to take a paid-day off from the Perdue chicken processing plant in Perry. The two deceased and all other survivors of the van-accident were working at the Perdue chicken processing plant in Perry.

Mike Dyle, the Superintendent of the ‘D Bone Section’ at the Perdue chicken plant, who attended the funeral processing, said that his company was saddened by the accident news. “They (deceased) were hardworking and good employee at our company,” said Dyle, adding that his company will miss them. Expressing his condolence to the bereaved family, Dyle also wished for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident.

Meanwhile, Salai, whose last name could not be confirmed immediately, night shift supervisor at the Perdue chicken plant visited the house of bereaved family to express condolence. Salai also consoled the bereaved family members of both the deceased.

It is reportedly learnt that the condition of one Nar Monger, among 11 injured in the accident, is very critical.

A 15-seater van carrying 13 Bhutanese and two African nationals bound to Perry from Atlanta in Georgia crashed Tuesday night at around 9:00 p.m. leaving two dead and all passengers injured.

“A tire blew out,” reported one online portal www.macon.com, quoting Allison Selman-Willis, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, as the cause of the incident. According to Sheriff’s office, the Chevy 3500 15-passenger van traveled off the road near mile marker 197 in the southbound lanes and overturned.

Contributed by Kamal Dahal for BNS from Atlanta, Georgia.

6 Comments

  1. I went to see the injured people on Tuesday night about few hours after the crash. Your news says Monday night at about 9PM. I am confused. If you are using Nepal time, than that should be Wednesday. Need some correction.

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    Dear Well Wisher,
    It initially appeared Monday instead of Tuesday in the news and its our technical failure. Thank you for pointing the error on time. We have now corrected it. Error regretted.
    Editorial Team, BNS

  2. I am really saddened by the untimely demise of our friends. May their souls rest in peace! My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

  3. WE ARE REALLY SHOCK AND SADDEN BY TERRIBLE DEATH OF FELLOW MAN OF THE COUBNTY. MAY GOD BLESS THEIR SOUL IN HEAVEN WITH PEACE AND REST.OUR HEARFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY MEMBERS.PRAY FOR IMMEDIATE RECOVERY FOR INJURED FRIENDS.

  4. I express my deep syamptay to the sudden and untimely demise of two bhutanese in a Georgia.n their soul will rest in peace and heaven.i express my heartful condolence to their family and realitives. and i bless that, other who r injured get well as soon as……

  5. It is a terible news that soread the very night through out. I was shocked to hear such a great loss. I on behalf of muy frens and relatives would like to express my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families.May their soul rest in peace in heaven.
    For those who are injured I pray to God for their speedy recovery. May GOD bless you all

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