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Annapurna snowfall killed four tourists and dozens missing2014-10-15 14:17:51


3 tourists and one Nepali citizen have died in heavy snowfall induced by cyclone Hudhud originating in Andaman and Niocobar island of India.
 
A total of 168 tourists, who had gone to cross Throngla Pass, got trapped in the snowfall, of which 14 have been rescued by Nepal Army force. Search operation of missing 150 is on. Among those rescued by the Army are 5 Germans, 5 Polish and 4 Israelis. 

According to AIG Ganesh Rai of Nepal Police, the dead include 1 isreali, 1 Nepali and 2 Polish citizens. 2 to 4 ft snow has covered upper Rolpa. 

10 students of Acme Engineering College of Kathmandu are also among those rescued. Border Police office, Humid rescued the student’s team which included daughter of former minister Suresh Malla. 

Teams of Nepal Police and Nepal Army have been deployed to rescue the remaining 150 trapped in the snowfall. 
“The weather is clear now, so the rescue work be easy,” Rai said. 

Cyclone Hudhud triggered rain across Nepal on Monday and Tuesday and snowfall in the upper parts of the country including in Myagdi and Manang.

Source: setopati.net

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