Four people trapped in avalanche rescued

Published On: September 27, 2022 09:07 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GORKHA, Sept 26: Four people trapped in an avalanche at base camp III of Manaslu mountain in North Gorkha have been rescued. Two persons who were caught in the avalanche were rescued by helicopter and sent to Kathmandu for treatment while another two persons were rescued from camp III and brought to camp II, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police of District Police Office, Gorkha, Leelaraj Lamichhane.

The identity of the four persons who were rescued is yet to be known. Two of the injured who were rescued were brought to Samagaon and then taken to the capital Kathmandu by a helicopter. DSP Lamichhane said that two more who were rescued later could not be brought to Samagaon due to bad weather.

The police said that the search for other missing persons is going on. A total of 13 people are learnt to have gone to camp III from the base camp through four different agencies. An avalanche hit camp III of Manaslu mountain on Monday morning. 

According to the Gorkha Police, 333 foreign mountaineers who went to climb the Manaslu mountain have reached the base camp as of Saturday alone.


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