8 more killed‚ 200 missing contacted in Manang-Mustang

Nepal Army

The Nepal Army (NA) said its rescue teams recovered total eight bodies from Thorang Pass area of Mustang yesterday.

The deceased include three Nepalis (men), two Israelis (a man and a woman) and a Polish woman. Two persons are yet to be identified, according to Army.

The five bodies were taken to Muktinath, whereas three bodies are still at the incident site, it added.

NA has taken some people who were rescued alive to Kathmandu-based Birendra Hospital for further treatment.

5 more killed‚ 200 missing contacted in Manang-Mustang

LAMJUNG: According to the officials, as many as 200 persons were contacted out of missing 312 persons in Manang and Mustang.

They had gone missing since Monday and Tuesday from the Thorang Pass, a border point between Manang and Mustang districts.

According to the District Police Office, Mustang, as many as 244 tourists have safely reached the Muktinath Temple in Mustang.

Director of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Lal Prasad Gurung, the authorities can contact more people as weather gradually improves.

Nepal Army has said its personnel are expediting rescue efforts.

Five bodies found

Meanwhile, rescue teams on Thursday recovered five more bodies from Mustang.

The bodies of an Israeli, two Polish and two Nepali citizens were found near the Drump Camp in Mustang, according to DSP Rajendra Babu Regmi.

With the latest findings, at least 29 were killed in Mustang and Manang due to avalanches and blizzards this week.

67 trekkers rescued from blizzard-hit Manang

LAMJUNG: As many as 67 trekkers have been rescued from different blizzard-hit locations of Manang on Thursday.

The persons were missing in various avalanches since Tuesday and Wednesday.

A team of Nepal Army and Nepal Police rescued stranded trekkers from Nar Fu and Humde among others places of the district.

According to DSP Rajendra Regmi of the District Police Office, Manang, preparations are underway to send them to Kathmandu and Pokhara for further treatment.

Regmi further added that there is no any trekker left in the Annapurna circuit.

Source: THT