Former Nepal prime minister dies aged 86

Nepal's former PM, Koirala died after an illness, officials said.

Former Nepal prime minister dies aged 86

Nepal's former prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, who helped broker peace with the former Maoist rebels to end a decade-long civil war, died on Saturday after an illness, officials said.

The Maoist leader Prachanda said his death was an "irreparable blow" to the fragile peace process in the nascent Himalayan republic. The civil war, which ended in 2006, killed more than 13,000 people.

Koirala, a six-time prime minister, passed away at the age of 86 at his daughter's home in Kathmandu, where thousands of supporters had gathered. He was the head of the centrist Nepali Congress party, the biggest constituent in the coalition government.

Reuters

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