Mon, 29 May 2023

1 dead, 2 missing in avalanche in far-western Nepal

22 May 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

KATHMANDU, May 21 (Xinhua) -- A woman was killed and two others went missing in an avalanche on Sunday in Bajhang district in far-western Nepal.

Five people who went uphill searching for yarsagumba, a caterpillar fungus, was hit by the avalanche at around 10:00 a.m. local time. Two were recused alive by locals, and the dead body of a woman was uncovered.

"Two are still missing. A joint team of the Armed Police Force and Nepal Police have been deployed for the search and rescue," Satya Kumari Joshi, the assistant chief district officer, told Xinhua.

This is the third similar incident in Nepal this month. Seven pickers of yarsagumba were killed in two avalanches in two districts early this month.

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