Woman dies of labour pain as helicopter fails to landA 40-year-old pregnant woman died of labour pain in Taplejung district after a helicopter that took off for airlifting her could not reach the destination due to bad weather.
A 40-year-old pregnant woman died of labour pain after a helicopter failed to pick her up due to adverse weather conditions from a remote village in Taplejung district on Friday.
The woman Pema Sherpa, a resident of Kilinki in Papung VDC-1, died at 1:00 am on Friday when Manang Air Helicopter could not arrive at the site due to inclement weather conditions, Sherpa's uncle, Nurpu Sherpa, said.
The chopper made two failed attempts to land and could not rescue her on time. The helicopter landed at Kholing and later was stationed at Bhanujan Primary School premises at Phuling after failing to land at the second attempt. It could not even take off in the morning as the weather did not clear.
The annual death rate of pregnant women due to untimely treatment is continuing unabated in this far flung district. RSS