Monday aftershock: Mountaineering guide killed, 2 houses buried

Published On: November 28, 2016 05:48 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: A mountaineering guide was killed after being crushed by a rock that came down due to aftershock that struck on Monday morning.

According to Umesh Pandey, Chief District Officer, Solukhumbu district, Lakpa Thimbu Sherpa was killed after a rock falling from above hit him at the base camp of Mt. Amadublam.

Seriously injured Sherpa, 45, succumbed to injuries while being airlifted to Kathmandu, said CDO Pandey.

A team of mountaineers including Sherpa had headed for the area to scale Mt. Amadublam.  They were at the base camp when the rock fell down.

Similarly, two houses were buried by an aftershock-triggered avalanche in Lukla.

A 5.6-magnitude aftershock rattled eastern and central districts of Nepal including the Kathmandu Valley on early Monday.

According to National Seismological Center, Lainchaur, the tremor was recorded at 5:20 am with its epicenter in between Ramechhap and Solukhumbu.



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