Two incidents of the past week in Nepal are deeply worrying for the prospects of tourism at a time when the country is celebrating Visit Nepal 2020 during which Nepal aims to bring in as many as two million tourists. Both incidents are related to death of tourists. On Friday, massive avalanche hit the Deurali area of Annapurna Rural Municipality-11 in Kaski leaving four South Korean nationals and three Nepalis missing.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government has suspended search and rescue operation for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who have gone missing following an avalanche in Annapurna region since Monday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Though the Nepal Army has started searching for the trekkers missing in the avalanche-hit area of Annapurna Rural Municipality, it might stop the operation from Thursday as rescue equipment has traced what are possibly bodies of the trekkers in a deep gorge, it has been learnt.
Kathmandu, Jan 22: The government on Tuesday morning sent a helicopter equipped with a high-tech device to the Annapurna Base Camp area to detect the possible location of the trekkers, who are missing after a massive avalanche in the region last week.
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Jan 15: Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week’s avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
PITHORAGARH, June 5: Indian authorities will likely take around ten days to recover the bodies of five missing climbers believed to have been killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas, government and police officials said.
TAPLEJUNG, May 20: Over five dozen mountaineers set to climb Kanchanjungha have returned from midway fearing avalanche. According to a seasoned mountaineer, Pemba Gyalenj Sherpa, they were alarmed by poor weather, rain, extreme cold and snowfall since the last few days.
SRINAGAR, India, Jan 27: The Indian army says the death toll from an avalanche has risen to 14 as the bodies of four more soldiers who went missing in the accident were recovered in the highly militarized Line of Control area in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
Rescuers workers have pulled five more bodies from the wreck of a hotel in central Italy that was razed by an avalanche one week ago, bringing the death toll to 23, the national fire brigade said on Wednesday.
RASUWA, Nov 4: Devastating avalanches last April had buried 175 locals, 35 foreigners and 10 Nepali Army personals in the Langtang village. Once regarded as 'queen of natural beauty', it was turned lifeless in seconds due to the avalanche. Survivors had left Langtang village, the place after which the VDC itself is named, with bleak hope of ever returning. The extent of destruction was so much that even the government restricted tourists from visiting Langtang region. One and half year down the line it has made tremendous progress in regaining its fervor.