CA, April 18, 2007
Two NRI families with their teenage children from British Columbia,
Canada went to Punjab for holidays and each lost a teenage son
age of 16 and 18 years old.
Manhas Family lost their son Prabhjot Justin Manhas in
In mid-January, NRI Pwitter Manhas, wife, Kalwinder Manhas and
two sons from Vancouver went to the small town of Paldi in the
state of Punjab for a family wedding.
The whole family stayed with their in laws, who had recently
built a new home that had a gas geyser in the bathroom. A geyser
is a small water-heating unit fueled by propane. It's cheaper
than traditional electric hot water heating and more efficient
than heating water over an open flame.
Kalwinder Manhas said that the bathroom was not ventilated and
she had earlier felt ill while taking a shower. They discovered
their son Prabhjot Justin Manhas, 16's body in the bathroom after
returning from a village temple.
Dhaliwal Family lost their son Jaskarn "Karny"
Dhaliwal, 18 years old in March, 2007
NRI Jaspal (Paul), mother Gurmit Kaur, son Jaskaran and brother
Tejinder (T.J.) residents of Langley, BC, Canada went to India
for holidays and their first trip ever as a family to India ended
tragically. Dhaliwal parents said:
March 1 2007, our son, Jaskarn "Karny" Dhaliwal, 18,
after having a fun game of soccer with about 20 guys went to take
a shower. While in the bathroom, his aunt called out to see who
was in there and he told her he was taking a shower. About 20
- 30 minutes later when she checked on him again, there was no
When the door was finally forced open, Karny was lying lifeless
on the cement floor in a tiny bathroom with the shower still running.
Having no system such as "911", I attempted CPR for
approximately an hour while we carried his limp body in and out
of five hospitals only to be told over and over again that he's
Jaskarn was graduated from Sullivan Heights Senior Secondary
school Class of 2006. Funeral was held at Five Rivers Funeral
Home in Delta on Hopcot Road. March 17th, 2007
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