Three Rescued Eight Days After Nepal’s Quake, Death Toll Now Over 7,000

Date: 04-05-2015 6:49 am (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Three people were pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, an official said on Sunday, but rescuers have found about 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche.

The current toll of 7,056 dead is likely to rise as an entire village was carried away by the avalanche and many more people are believed to have died, officials said.

A home ministry official said police and army rescued three people from the rubble in the district of Sindhupalchowk, northeast of the capital Kathmandu and one of the worst-hit areas in the country. No further details were immediately available.

In the northern Rasuwa district, a Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from the avalanche-hit area, officials said.

The entire village of Langtang was wiped out by the avalanche, said Ganga Sagar Pant, the head of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, who has a representative in the area.

“All that is left is scattered belongings like bags and coat all the houses have been thrown down the mountain,” he said. “There is nothing left. I don’t think anyone can survive that.”

The village is on a popular trekking route and has 55 guesthouses catering to visitors. It was not clear how many people were there at the time of the avalanche and whether they were foreigners or local villagers.

None of the recovered bodies has been identified, said Pravin Pokharel, deputy superintendent of police in the northern district of Rasuwa. Pokharel, who led the police team, said the bodies were pulled out from under snow and ice on Saturday. Rescuers were to return to the remote area on Sunday.

At least 200 other people are still missing in Langtang, including villagers and trekkers, said Uddhav Bhattarai, the seniormost bureaucrat in the district.

“We had not been able to reach the area earlier because of rains and cloudy weather,” he said by telephone.














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Posted: at 4-05-2015 06:49 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- beneno at 4-05-2015 08:14 AM (5 years ago)
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oh my God  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 4-05-2015 08:14 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PeacetoU at 4-05-2015 09:16 AM (5 years ago)
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May God grant them quick recovery
Posted: at 4-05-2015 09:16 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- abbasbash at 4-05-2015 09:31 AM (5 years ago)
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rip
Posted: at 4-05-2015 09:31 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- Bblessd at 4-05-2015 10:21 AM (5 years ago)
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WOW! WHAT IS MAN? BUT GOD IS EVERYTHING. TIERS.
Posted: at 4-05-2015 10:21 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bayonel3 at 4-05-2015 10:40 AM (5 years ago)
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we don't have tall these natural disasters in our country yet our major problem is our thinking...
Posted: at 4-05-2015 10:40 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 4-05-2015 12:23 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmmmm na wa o
Posted: at 4-05-2015 12:23 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Opeyemi66 at 4-05-2015 03:50 PM (5 years ago)
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RIP............
Posted: at 4-05-2015 03:50 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 4-05-2015 07:58 PM (5 years ago)
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7000? How many are their population?
Posted: at 4-05-2015 07:58 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- elchymo at 19-08-2015 10:20 AM (5 years ago)
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RIP to the dead
Posted: at 19-08-2015 10:20 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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