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Nepali Army reaches out to avalanche survivors

2021 Dec 31, 8:38, Dhaulagiri

A team of Nepali Army returned after reaching out to the survivors of an avalanche at Gurja in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-1 in the district. The Army team from Kathmandu reached the incident site along with relief materials and a rescue team on a helicopter following the avalanche.

Local resident Ram Bahadur Chhantyal, 50, has gone missing while three others—Jagdevi Chhantyal, Buddhi Chhantyal and Lal Bahadur Chhantyal—have also been stranded. All of them were residing in a hut away from the settlement when the disaster occurred, said the police.

A team of four, taken by the army's helicopter, has been mobilized for a rescue effort, said ward chairman Jhhak Chhantyal.

The disaster also caused property losses and disrupted the road, electricity and mobile towers. The incident site is remote. It takes one-day walk from neighbouring Lulang to reach the village. So in view of difficulties in rescue efforts, the Nepali Army team was called for help, said the Rural Municipality Vice Chair Resham Chhantyal.


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