Uttarakhand disaster: Search continues for missing Nepali

The Nepali Embassy in New Delhi has said that a search continued for those Nepali went missing in a landslide occurred in Uttarakhand of India on August 3.

A total of 16 Nepali including seven of a same family from Jumla, four others from the district and five from Kalikot have reportedly been missing in the landslide, according to the nearby Nepali community there.

Though local media and the local government officials said the search operations for the missing continued, the Embassy said increased level of waters in a river there and adverse weather hampered the operations.

Among the dead, one has been identified as Tek Bahadur Kami of Kalikot while identity of another who is a Nepali is yet to be ascertained.

The Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Rudraprayag chief district officer have been urged to cooperate to intensify the rescue and relief efforts and to send the mortal remains to Nepal.

Anyone requiring to be further updated about the developments concerning in the incident are requested to contact at 918958757335 of emergency control room, Rudraprayag and +91 92051950350 of Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.


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