#Safa Himal Abhiyan

Nepal Army brings bodies of two missing climbers from Mount Everest and Lhotse to Kathmandu

Published On: May 18, 2024 10:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 18: The Nepali Army has retrieved the bodies of two climbers from Camp 4 of Mount Everest and near the summit of Lhotse Himal as part of the 'Safa Himal Abhiyan' (Clean Mountains Campaign).

Nepal Army Spokesman Gaurav KC said that the two bodies, which had been missing for a long time, were brought to Kathmandu as part of the Safa Himal Abhiyan. Both bodies were transported from the base camp to the TU Teaching Hospital via a Nepali Army helicopter.

"Since the identities are not yet known, post-mortems will be conducted and DNA samples will be collected," KC stated.

As part of the campaign, 8,620 kg of waste has been collected so far, with 250 kg of recyclable waste handed over to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), according to KC.

KC added that the campaign aims to collect 10 tons of waste from Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse mountains this year. The cleanup effort is being led by Nepali Army soldier Aditya Karki and includes a team of 13 people-12 soldiers and one Sherpa.

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