Friday, October 17, 2014

39 rescued from snowstorm hit area in Nepal

Rescuers have evacuated 39 foreign tourists and Nepalese stranded in mountainous districts three days after severe snowstorm triggered avalanche and killed more than two dozen trekkers in western Nepal, officials said on Friday.

According to Nepal Army, six are seriously injured and they have been brought to capital city for the further treatment. Half- dozen dead bodies have been recovered on Friday.

Rescue efforts were halted for some hours on Friday after a block in snow hit area in Manang and Mustang districts. Eight critically injured Israeli nationals have been to Ciwec Clinic at Kathmandu while two Chinese nationals are admitted at Nepal Army hospital and they will be discharged on Sunday, Nepal Army said.

On Thursday, 117 foreign tourists and Nepalese were evacuated from the affected area.

Sources: Xinhua -


  1. Search teams in Nepal say they have rescued 60 more trekkers from the Annapurna Circuit, after a deadly storm hit the popular Himalayan route...

    Tourism Minister Deepak Amatya told the BBC a total of 282 people had been rescued from the mountain ranges.

    On Friday, officials said good weather let troops and helicopters reach the Thorung La pass, the high point of the Annapurna Circuit, for the first time.

    At least 29 people are known to have died in the disaster.

    It is on course to be the worst single trekking and climbing disaster Nepal has seen................

  2. At least 39 climbers died on a key Nepali hiking route after it was hit by major snowstorms and avalanches earlier this week, officials say....

    Helicopters are helping rescuers high in the Himalayas as they search on for missing trekkers, with fears that more bodies lie beneath the snow.

    A total of 289 people have been rescued from the mountain ranges in what is Nepal's worst-ever trekking disaster.

    A government spokesman said the priority was to rescue stranded people...........

  3. Nepal Annapurna: Search ends for surviving trekkers...

    Rescue teams in Nepal say that there are now no trekkers left stranded after completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm.

    The focus now is on recovering bodies buried in the snow, a government spokesman told the BBC.

    It is unclear how many people may still be missing in the country's worst-ever trekking disaster.

    At least 39 people are known to have died, and nearly 400 people have been rescued from the Annapurna trail.

    It is the fifth day that Nepalese army and private helicopters have been searching the trail.

    Officials say the rescue effort grew harder on Sunday because of worsening weather..........


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