Indians dead & missing: Group of eight left Guwahati, three survived
Chabin Das usually holidays with friends and family every year. This year, the retired government lab analyst stayed back; his wife Bhumika died in Kathmandu. His son Sanjib has called from Kathmandu with the news. “The only consolation is that he has found her body,” said Das, in tears.
Bijoy Das, 65, a businessman, lost his wife Rina Das in the same group. “I generally accompany her. This time she went alone, never to come back,” Bijoy Das said.
Eight persons from Kali Mandir Path, about 3 km from Dispur, were among 26 who had left for Kathmandu on a conducted tour. Three of the eight have survived.
“My wife called at 10:14 on Saturday to say they had arrived. An hour and a half later, I heard of the earthquake,” said Dhirendra Kumar Mazumder, 72, whose wife Padma Mazumder, 63, is yet to be traced. Mazumder’s son Bikashjyoti reached Kathmandu on Monday and is looking for his mother among piles of bodies.
Golap Bhanita Deka, 70 and 61, travelled together; he survived. Their son Dulal, who reached Kathmandu on Monday, has found his mother’s body. Abhilasha Baruah, a technical officer with IIT Guwahati, has lost her mother Jayashree, a retired officer with the directorate of geology and mining.
Molan Chandra Nath, a survivor, has reached Delhi, said his daughter Trishna Devi, a popular singer. Dalimi Baishya, 53, has reached Guwahati and been admitted to a hospital with a head injury.
The bodies of two more women from Guwahati, Hemaprabha Saikia and Kalpana Adhikari, have been identified in Kathmandu. “We have so far registered names of 122 persons, of whom 43 have returned home so far,” said Assam Police IGP Hiren Chandra Nath.
Source:: Indian Express