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January 21, 2020

Rescue team could not land in avalanche-hit area

Kathmandu: A government rescue team equipped with a chopper sent to locate the missing trekkers around the Annapurna Base Camp couldn’t land in the avalanche-hit area and rescue operation is reported to be continuing.

According to a press statement issued by the Department of Tourism, the continuous heavy snowfall and avalanche in the Annapurna region are hampering the rescue operations.

The government rescue team comprising of the Himalayan Rescue Association and Nepal Mountaineering Association is in the avalanche hit area in the Annapurna region in a Nepal army chopper to continue to rescue search operation.

Four South Koreans trekkers and three Nepalese are reported to be still missing in the avalanche hit area of Annapurna region since Friday. The rescue team of Korean ambassador to Nepal, residents, and kin of missing trekkers is also searching for the missing trekkers.

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