KATHMANDU, April 26: Two bodies presumed to be those of South Korean trekkers who went missing in the Annapurna region when an avalanche hit the region in mid-January have been recovered, South Korean media reported quoting officials on Sunday.

Setback for tourism

January 26, 2020 11:06 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A well-equipped team sent by the government to rescue the missing trekkers near the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) couldn’t land in the avalanche-hit area on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government is sending a well-equipped high-tech team to rescue seven missing trekkers in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski district on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday said that his government will do its best to find the missing South Korean trekkers in Annapurna region of Nepal.

POKHARA, Jan 19: A total of seven trekkers including four South Koreans and three Nepalis are still missing following Friday’s avalanche near the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), police said.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan 18:  An avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal’s mountains, leaving at least four South Koreans and three Nepali guides missing, authorities said Saturday.

POKHARA, Jan 18: Several Chinese and Korean nationals along with their guides have gone out of contact after an avalanche struck a popular trekking route in Annapurna region on Friday.

POKHARA, Jan 17: Several Chinese and Korean nationals along with their guides have gone out of contact after an avalanche hit Annapurna trekking route on Friday.

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.

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MANANG, March 9: One Dutch national and another local Nepali guide were killed after an avalanche in Manang district.

MUSTANG, March 3: Excessive snowfall this winter in Mustang and neighboring districts has increased the risk of avalanches, putting dozens of settlements at a great risk.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Eight of the nine mountaineers who were caught in an avalanche have been killed.

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.

TOKYO, March 27: Eight people are feared dead and two were in critical condition on Monday after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

BAITADI, March 14: Two Nepalis lost their lives while one went missing in an avalanche occurred at Pithauragadh of India.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 5: A Pakistani security official says at least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche that buried five homes following heavy snowfall in the country's north.

10 killed in Afghan avalanche

February 4, 2017 15:30 pm

At least 10 people lost their lives and 12 others were wounded after a snow avalanche struck a village in northern Afghan province of Badakhshan, a local official said on Saturday.

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.

MILAN, Jan 17: An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.

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.

BEIJING, July 18: Authorities in Tibet say nine people were killed in an avalanche in the Himalayan regions far west.