2 bodies presumed to be of S. Koreans missing in Annapurna region recovered: Report

Published On: April 26, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 26: Two bodies presumed to be those of South Korean trekkers who went missing in the Annapurna region when an avalanche hit the region in mid-January have been recovered, South Korean media reported quoting officials on Sunday.

The bodies were found at about 6 pm Saturday by those patrolling around the avalanche-hit area and will be airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu, Yonhap said in its latest report referring to the officials.

"It is not clear, however, when they will be transported to the hospital given the unfavorable weather conditions there," the report said.

However, the identities of the deceased are yet to be established, said the report.

They appear to be among the four South Koreans -- a woman in her 30s, another in her 50s and two men in their 50s -- who went missing along with three Nepali guides when the avalanche hit a trekking route at an altitude of about 3,230 meters on January 17.

The South Koreans were staying in Nepal as volunteer teachers. Officials earlier said they appear to have been on a weekend trekking trip when the accident took place.

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