Blizzard research and rescue Update: Body of a Japanese woman recovered; 14 rescued 18 out of communication- TAAN says

In course of search and rescue operations in the blizzard affected areas, an additional body of a Japanese woman was found on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Vidhya Hirachan, Executive Member of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), said the Japanese woman’s body was discovered in the Thorung-La pass area.

The body was kept in Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital morgue in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, three people were rescued from an area bordering Dolpa and Mustang, of which two were Swiss nationals and one Nepali – Hirachan said.

She said that eight people from the same team are still missing in the area and search and rescue team is looking for them.

Likewise, in Narfu area of Manang district, four Canadians, three Indian citizens and three Nepalis are missing, Hirachan told nepalnews.

Ten more people were rescued from Huka VDC which lies in the border between Mustang and Dolpa.

Of the rescued ten, four are Belgian nationals and six Nepalis.

According to TAAN, 289 people have been rescued in the affected areas so far.

Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, local administration, tourism entrepreneurs, locals, among others have been engaged in the search and rescue operations in the affected areas.

Source: Nepalnews