KATHMANDU At least two Nepalis are missing, in an avalanche in Kaski district, while four South Koreans have remained contact-less, a local government official said.
Bhim Gurung, chairman of ward No-11, of the Annapurna Rural Municipality said that, two Nepalis, a trekking guide and a porter, are missing in the avalanche. The status of contact-less South Koreans who were separated from a nine-member Korean team, is not certain,he said.
He, however, confirmed that, local people rescued five Chinese tourists, five South Koreans and a Nepali from the avalanche-hit area. Of five rescued South Korean, one is injured, according to Gurung.
According to local government officials, the incident took place at around 11 a.m., due to incessant snowfall in the area, which is a part of popular Annapurna Trekking Route.
Although locals have been making efforts of rescue, police have not reached the area, which is two days walk from the nearby police post at Ghandruk, Kaski district.
There is no road connectivity in the incident site and aerial rescue operation also could not be possible, due to bad weather throughout the day,Superintendent of Police, Dan Bahadur Karki, who is chief of western Kaski district, said.
He, however, said that, he had sent some police personnel for rescue by foot, while asking the locals to help in rescuing the affected people.
Source: Nam News Network