Bodies of 2 missing S. Korean trekkers recovered in Nepal
A photo taken on June 6, 2018 shows the view of Annapurna ranges from Annapurna base camp in Kaski, Nepal. Xinhua/Sunil Sharma/IANS

Bodies of 2 missing S. Korean trekkers recovered in Nepal

Kathmandu, April 27, 2020

The bodies of two South Korean trekkers, who went missing following an avalanche in the Nepal's Annapurna mountain region in January, have been recovered, police said.

"The bodies were found in an area between places called Deurali and Himalaya of the rural municipality," Xinhua news agency quoted Superintendent of Police Dan Bahadur Karki, chief of Kaski District Police Office, as saying on Sunday.

"The bodies were traced yesterday (Saturday) and were recovered today (Sunday)."

A total of seven people, four South Korean nationals and three Nepalis, had gone missing after the avalanche hit a trekking trail in the Annapurna region on January 17.

According to Karki, the bodies of two foreigners, one female and one male, seemingly aged over 30 years, were retrieved from the location to Pokhara on Sunday afternoon.

A team consisting of Nepal Police and Nepal Army and tourism officials have been searching the area for the rescue of missing foreign trekkers, guides and porters.

The bodies will be airlifted to Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, bodies of two Nepalis were recovered, one last Friday and one a month ago.

According to Kaski Police, the rescue operation is difficult in the location because of the fluctuating weather.


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