12 rescued from Makalu; 57 foreigners confirmed dead

Police rescued 12 persons including nine foreign nationals who were stranded in the Makalu region of Sankhuwasabha on Sunday.

They were stranded at the Makalu Base Camp after the massive magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled the nation on April 25.

Those rescued include three Nepalis, three Spanish, two Belgians, two Austrians, an Indian and an Italian, police said.

They were airlifted to Kathmandu at around 2:30 pm today, according to police.

Meanwhile, police also rescued four Nepalis from Barpak of Gorkha and took them to Kathmandu for treatment, today itself.

Barpak was epicentre of the April 25 earthquake.

Three bodies evacuated

Meanwhile, the government confirmed that 57 foreigners were confirmed dead in the quake as bodies of three bodies were found in Langtang region of Rasuwa district today.

Tulsi Gautam, Director General at the Department of Tourism said the three bodies were evacuated from Langtang today itself.

Likewise, 127 foreigners are still missing, he added.

Source: THT