Nepalese student dies in Sydney, college promises to refund $10,000 to family

Milan Tamang
Milan Tamang I Photo: Supplied

8 December 2018: A 20-year-old international student from Nepal has died in Sydney due to “brain hemorrhage”.

His Australian dream had just started, on October 6, when he arrived in the country to pursue higher studies.

Milan Tamang, an Information Technology student at Sydney-based Hamro Institute of Business Technology, passed away on December 6, said the private college’s director Deepak Khanal.

The Institute is refunding approximately $10,000 paid as fees to the family of the deceased student, Mr Khanal told southasia.com.au on Saturday.

Mr Khanal, in presence of community leaders, handed over the remains of the Nepali citizen to a funeral company on Friday. It will be flown to Nepal on Tuesday, a press release by Tamang Society of Sydney – NSW, said.

A letter signed by Milan Tamang’s father, Krishna Bahadur Tamang, was posted on Tamang Society’s Facebook page which requested his sons remains be repatriated back to Nepal. Tamang Society is currently assisting the Tamang family by raising funds.

The deceased hailed from Miklajung Rural Municipality in Morang district of Nepal. It is understood he was sharing accommodation with his friends in Auburn, a Western Sydney suburb popular with Nepali expatriates and young students.

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