Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fact of the Day: Tragedy in Nepal

King Birendra of Nepal was murdered along with his wife and other family members by his own son in 2001. The reason was because the prince was denied his choice of bride and he was also apparently under the influence. He turned the gun on himself afterwards but went into a coma. He was ironically proclaimed as King Dipendra but his reign didn't last long as he died a few days later. 

12 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow!

Elisabeth said...

Oh, my! What a tragedy! I had no idea. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment. My condolences concerning your father.

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E from Helsinki, Finland
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Pat Hatt said...

Damn, spoiled psycho brat

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Family violence can touch ANY family.

stephen Hayes said...

This was big news at the time.

Christine said...

How awful

Bob Bushell said...

Naughty man.

Mary Kirkland said...

That's sad.

Emmylou said...

Such a tragic event:( Almost something out of GoT.

Martha said...

Awful!

Huggybear said...

There is a lot more to this story/drama in Nepal than is written above.
Google Nepal and you will get all the details.

I might add that the USA was not one of the countries who sent any form of aid to Nepal in its most recent earthquake disaster. I wonder why - no OIL is Nepal??? and I'd be astounded if Trump and his highly questionable Billionaires Cabinet Secretaries would have a clue where Nepal is located.
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

Tragedies play out like this too often. It's always such a sad waste.