Avalanches kill 24 in 2 days in Annapurna region

At least 24 persons were killed in avalanches in Manang and Mustang district on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Of them 12 are Nepalis.

An avalanche in Thorang La Pass in Mustang killed 16 whereas another in Kang La Pass of Manang killed eight, according to respective District Administration Offices.

Five others are missing in the incidents.

The deceased are yet to be identified, and rescue operations are on, they added.

Mustang avalance kills 16

POKHARA: The Regional District Police Office, Pokhara said 16 persons were already killed in the avalanche in Mustang district.

Of them, nine are Nepalis and others are from various nations including Poland, Israel and Vietnam.

Police said at least 19 were injured in the icefall.

The trekkers were heading toward Muktinath via Thorang Pass, according to police.

The deceased are yet to identified.

They were struck by the avalanche in Damcamp, which is four hour away from the Muktinath Temple.

Chief District Officer of Mustang, Baburam Bhandari said, Nepal Police and Nepal Army are carrying out rescue operations.

The injured persons are being airlifted to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

4 killed‚ 38 resuced in Mustang avalance

LAMJUNG: Four persons were killed when an avalance struck them while crossing the Thorang la pass in Mustang on Wednesday.

According to the NA Directorate of Public Relations, two Polish, an Israeli and a Nepali were killed in the incident.

The NA, however, informed that the identities of the deceased are yet to be established.

The NA said that the bodies were recovered from Drump Camp of the district this morning.

The incident site is located near the border of Manang and Mustang.

The rescue team of NA rescued 38 tourists safely.

According to Niranjan Shrestha, assistant spokesperson of the NA, an NA chopper has been sent to the incident site to take them to the Capital.

Since Tuesday, three persons have gone missing in an avalanche triggered by a heavy snowfall in Manang.

The rescue team has been affected owing to bad weather, the District Police Office informed.

Source: THT


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