Snowstorm in Annapurna, Dhulagiri and other part of Nepal

On 14th October 2014, An unexpected snowstorm in Mountain region in Nepal mainly affected areas of Mustang, Manang and Myagdi.
Taan together with Nepal Army are doing all rescue with base of Manang and Muktinath.

The bodies could not be recovered as the location was difficult to reach..

117 people were rescued from Tilicho area to Manang of the district on Thursday.

However, Chief District Officer of Manang, Devendra Lamichhane says that the government cannot yet list the ten as dead until their bodies are recovered.
The number of people rescued, with this, has reached around 262 and except few all rescued people are in a stable condition

In another search and rescue operation conducted on Thursday in Mustang district, five bodies (three Nepali, two Israeli citizens and a Polish national) were found, Chief District Officer of Mustang Baburam Bhandari said.

On Wednesday, four bodies were recovered in the area near Thorung-La pass (one Nepali, one from Israel and two Polish) while a body of a Nepali national was found in Upper Mustang.

Due to adverse condition, search and rescue ops have stopped on Thursday and will resume on Friday.

Meanwhile, in Myagdi, bodies of five people were recovered in Mt Dhaulagiri base camp at Mudi VDC on Thursday, Chief District Officer Tek Bahadur KC said.

Three Nepali citizens and two Slovakian nationals were buried in snow at the site. The bodies of two Slovakian nationals were brought to the capital. Two Indian nationals were also rescued in Myagdi district.

This is perhaps the biggest snowstorm related incident in the Himalayan region in which twenty five people, both Nepali nationals and foreign tourists, were killed.

In September, 2012, 18 people had lost their lives in an avalanche at Mt Manaslu while 16 died in a similar incident at Mt Everest Base Camp in April, 2014.

Since a lot of people including those without proper training and experience in the trekking-mountaineering sector are involved in the sector, such damages are bound to occur due to their inexperience and carelessness, Sherpa adds.

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