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Pokhara flash flood death toll could rise to 64

Kathmandu, May 6: Nearly 64 people are feared dead even as the death toll in the flash flood near the famous tourist spot of Pokhara in western Nepal reached 17 today with at least 47

PTI Updated on: May 06, 2012 20:39 IST
pokhara flash flood death toll could rise to 64
pokhara flash flood death toll could rise to 64

Kathmandu, May 6: Nearly 64 people are feared dead even as the death toll in the flash flood near the famous tourist spot of Pokhara in western Nepal reached 17 today with at least 47 people, including three foreigners, still missing despite massive rescue operations by security forces.






“We have so far recovered dead bodies of 17 people from the site and there is very slim chances of getting alive 47 people including three Ukranian tourists who went missing,” Superintendent of Police Shailesh Thapa told PTI.

The flash flood had swept away parts of a village including 20 houses, buses and suspension bridges.

The security forces have rescued eight local people from the site. Five of the rescued people who sustained injuries were admitted to the local hospital for treatment, the senior police officer said.

“Three excavators have also been mobilised to carry out rescue works. The search operations were completed for today and we will resume the rescue operations on Monday,” he said.

All those killed and rescued were local villagers, he added.

There were four Ukranian trekkers who were sitting in the bank of Seti river and three of them were swept away, Thapa informed.
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