Woman in Nepal dies after being exiled to outdoor hut during her period

Woman in Nepal dies after being exiled to outdoor hut during her period

Smoke inhalation suspected to have killed 21-year-old who lit fire to keep warm while observing controversial practice of sleeping outside during menstruation

A woman has died in a remote village in Nepal because of a controversial tradition that means menstruating women are required to sleep in huts.

Temperatures in Nepal can fall below zero degrees celsius in the winter months, but women are still forced to sleep in outdoor sheds that are often poorly insulated and unheated.

Related: Nepal outlaws custom of exiling women during their periods

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