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Italian couple found dead in Nepal

Asphyxia may be cause

26 December, 13:22
Italian couple found dead in Nepal (ANSA) - Rome, December 26 - The Italian foreign ministry on Thursday confirmed that two Italian tourists were found dead in a guest house in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday.

The couple, Luciano Trezza, 53, and Rita Melorio, 48, were frequent visitors to Asia and regulars at the guest house. They had been in Nepal since December 11.

Police are investigating, although it is suspected that the cause of death was asphyxia.

Officers found three gas canisters in the couple's room and they reportedly cooked their meals there.

Hotel staff alerted the police after they saw no one emerge from the room for a prolonged period and got no answer at the door.

photo: a temple in Kathmandu.