KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission in Nepal was found on Friday high on a mountainside and all eight on board were killed, U.S. officials said.
A U.S. search team identified the wreckage as that of the missing Marines UH-1Y Huey helicopter deployed after the Himalayan state was hit by a big earthquake last month that killed more than 8,000 people.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter that went missing on Tuesday in Nepal has been found on a mountainside and it is not clear if any of the eight people on board survived, a Nepali army general said on Friday.
The Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey was spotted near the village of Ghorthali at an altitude of 11,200 feet (3,400 m), Major General Binoj Basnet told Reuters. A team of Nepali soldiers was trying to make its way to the site, he said.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepali and U.S. troops were scouring the area worst hit by a second large earthquake for a missing U.S. Marine helicopter on Wednesday, a zone described by frightened residents as a “graveyard” because the quake flattened so many houses.
Home ministry official Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said at least 65 people had been killed in Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude quake, which destroyed swaths of housing in the district of Dolakha east of the capital, Kathmandu.
JURE, Nepal (Reuters) – Areas of Nepal remain perilously unstable following last month’s devastating earthquake, and, as Tuesday’s tremor showed, landslides pose an ongoing menace that will only increase when seasonal monsoon rains begin to fall in the coming weeks.
Geologists are rushing to identify the valleys, villages and towns most at risk from rock and mud falls, but resources are stretched as the country recovers from an April 25 quake that killed 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A strong earthquake shook Nepal on Tuesday, sending people in the capital Kathmandu rushing out on to the streets just weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.
The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday’s earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4 and struck 68 km (about 42 miles) west of the town of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet. It was felt as far apart as New Delhi and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Body parts are strewn on the slopes of a mountain in Nepal, and up to 300 people, many of them foreigners, are believed buried there by an avalanche set off by last month’s earthquake, an official said on Thursday.
Rescuers pulled out six bodies from the Langtang village area, 60 km (40 miles) north of Kathmandu, on Wednesday but operations were being hampered by bad weather, said Gautam Rimal, assistant district administrator.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake, officials said on Tuesday.
The death toll from the April 25 earthquake in the Himalayan nation has reached 7,557, the government said.
KATHMANDU, May 4 (Reuters) – Nepali police and local
volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers
buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating
earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of
dozens more missing, officials said on Monday.
The bodies were recovered on Saturday and Sunday at the
Langtang village, 60 kilometres(40 miles) north of Kathmandu,
which is on a trekking route popular with Westerners. The entire
village, which includes 55 guesthouses for trekkers, was wiped
out by the avalanche, officials said.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops.
The small-scale rescue, announced on Sunday by a home ministry official, brought fresh hope to a badly-hit district northeast of the capital Kathmandu, but about 50 bodies were also discovered on a northern trekking route obliterated by an avalanche that the April 25 quake triggered.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials said on Sunday, as the death toll from last month’s devastating earthquake climbed to over 7,000.
None of the bodies have been identified, said Pravin Pokharel, deputy superintendent of police in the northern district of Rasuwa. Pokharel, who led the police team, said the bodies were pulled out on Saturday, a week after the earthquake, and rescuers would return to the remote area on Sunday.