7 rescued from Tukuche base camp

  • Himalayan blizzard
- Ekantipur Report, POKHARA
7 rescued from Tukuche base camp

Oct 19, 2014-

A team of security personnel rescued eight Nepalis from Tukuche base camp in Mustang district on Sunday. The rescued individuals were flown to Marpha by Nepal Army chopper, informed Mustang District Police Office.

According to Mustang Chief District Officer, Devendra Lamichhane, rescue personnel and two helicopters are continuing efforts to locate the missing at Nar and Phu VDCs of the district. Four Canadian and three Indian tourists are still missing at Phu VDC.

“Temporary road ways are being constructed by removing thick piles of snow to locate the missing individuals,” CDO Lamichhane said. He informed that each rescue team has 11 Nepal Army members.

Likewise, CDO Lamichhane informed that tourists stranded at High Camp have begun their trail downwards from early morning.

Meanwhile, the search for nine porters buried at Sangden in Mustang-Manang border area has been delayed after the helicopter flown in from Jomsom couldn’t land at the incident site.

Almost 300 tourist have been successfully rescued from different parts of Manang and Mustang districts after they were left stranded due to the Himalayan blizzard that claimed the lives of 29 people.

Published: 19-10-2014 14:18

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