Manaslu Avalanche update: All injured rescued, body of deceased Rai airlifted to Kathmandu

Published On: September 28, 2022 08:32 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GORKHA, Sept 28: All those injured in the avalanche that occurred at the Camp III of Mt Manaslu on Monday morning have been rescued.

Of those 13 hit by the avalanche, 12 have been rescued alive and safely while the body of 34-year-old Anup Rai of Sankhuwasabha, who died in an avalanche was airlifted to Kathmandu on Tuesday, according to the District Police Office, Gorkha. 

Deputy Superintendent of Police Lilaraj Lamichhane shared that Rai's body was sent to Kathmandu via helicopter after a long effort. Rai's body was brought to Samagaon first and then sent to Kathmandu. 

According to the police, the body will be handed over to the family for the funeral after the post-mortem at the Maharajganj-based TU Teaching Hospital. 

According to DSP Lamichhane, four of those survivors were rescued on Monday while the remaining eight were rescued on Tuesday. The rescued ones are Kinu Pemba, 35, and Phurte Sherpa, 29, of Solukhumbu district. 

Also rescued unscathed in last Monday's disaster are Sukman Tamang, 27,  Nima Sherpa, Nim Dorje Sherpa, 40, and Dawa Sherpa, 25, from Sankhuwasabha district.

Phurita Sherpa, 40, Lakpa Tamang, 37, and Jit Bahadur Sherpa, 44, of Dolakha district were also rescued, said DSP Lamicchane. Among the rescued ones today, Nima Dorje's condition is critical, said Lamichhane.

According to him, all the rescued ones were airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment.  

The condition of the remaining three rescued ones is normal and they have already returned to their work after they were rescued to the Base Camp of Manaslu Mountain.

A total of 13 people had gone missing since the avalanche struck on Monday. Among the missing, 12 people were rescued safely. Rai could not be saved, according to police.



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