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January 23, 2020

Army takes charge of rescue operation in avalanche hit area

Army personnel digging snow to find bodies

Kathmandu: Nepal Army is reported to have taken charge of the rescue operation in search of missing four Korean and three Nepali trekkers in the Annapurna region for the last week.

The army’s rescue team is led by Colonel Amit Gurung in a chopper that landed in the Annapurna region Tuesday. Nepal army rescue team came to the forefront for the first time after other rescue operation efforts failed to rescue and locate the missing trekkers.The rescue team members of the army are now engaged in digging the snow to find the bodies of the missing trekkers, although the continuous snowfall in the Annapurna’s avalanche hit area has rendered the rescue operation more challenging and menacing.

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