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January 19, 2020

4 Koreans and 3 Nepali trekkers missing in Annapurna region

Rescue team deployed for missing trekkers

Kathmandu: At least seven trekkers including four South Koreans and three Nepalese are reported to be missing after they were swept away by an avalanche on Friday near the Annapurna Base Camp according to online news sources.

The missing Korean and Nepali trekkers are said to be stranded between Hing Ku Cave and Deurali according to the sources.

The rescue team could not reach the incident site until Saturday evening due to bad weather. A rescue group comprising of three teams have already been deployed to search for the missing trekkers. Nearly 200 other trekkers who were also hit by avalanche have already been rescued and brought to Pokhara.

The missing trekkers’ identities are: Lee, Kim, Jeong, and Jang,  whereas missing Nepali trekkers include Saroj while other two trekkers have not yet been identified.

Another team of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by Bijya KC has already reached the avalanche hit area in the Annapurna region to search for the missing trekkers.

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