Avalanche in Kowang, Mustang leaves six injured (with video)

Published On: November 14, 2021 01:46 PM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel/ Dhan Basnet

POKHARA, Nov 14: A huge avalanche that occurred in the Kowang area in Mustang on Sunday left six students studying at a local school injured. 

Prakash Subedi, a teacher at Jana Amar Singh Secondary School, said that six students were injured as they ran away in panic after the area witnessed the biggest avalanche ever. Preparations are being made to bring them to the district headquarters- Jomsom-- for treatment. 

The students had tried to flee away the area after the avalanche. “Students were scared because of the wind and ice shrapnel coming out of the avalanche,” he said. 

Chief District Officer (CDO) of Mustang Netra Prasad Sharma told Republica that the avalanche fell from Tukuche Peak, also known as Manapathi Himal, at 11:40 AM on Sunday. 

CDO Sharma said that there was no human casualty in the avalanche although six students received minor injuries. The avalanche fell at Yangdel Kharka of Kowang in Thasang Rural Municipality-3 of Mustang. 

A team of police personnel has been mobilized in the avalanche area as this is likely to cause humanitarian crisis. The avalanche that occurred on Sunday is reportedly the biggest ever in the area.

The avalanche has affected animals as it is a pasture land used by locals to take their cattles. Chairman of the Conservation Area Management Committee Jivan Thakali said that some wild animals could have been killed in the avalanche.

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