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  Everest Avalanche: 5 Dead Bodies Brought To Capital
       REPUBLICA ONLINE  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 19: The dead bodies of five climbers among 12 killed in an avalanche near Everest Base Camp on Friday morning have been brought to Kathmandu on Saturday by a Nepal Army helicopter.

According to the NA Directorate of Public Relations, the bodies of seven others killed in the tragedy at the world’s highest peak, would be handed over to the respective families in Solukhumbu.

 
  Annapurna Circuit Opts For Alternative Trek Route
       SANTOSH POKHAREL  
 
    POKHARA, April 18: Fearing the real possibility of a gradual fall in the number of trekkers opting for the Annapurna Circuit due to the problem of pollution posed by the Beshishahar-Chame road track, an alternative trekking route is being developed to keep tourists interested. The 35-kilometer route is expected to be completed at a cost of Rs 3 million.

“Most parts of the earlier trekking route have now been covered by the roadway. Vehicles plying the road release smoke and dust,” said Sudeep Adhikari, chairperson of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). “This obviously affects tourists who come here to trek. So we are looking for an alternative route.”

 
  29 INGOs Not In Contact With SWC
       SANTOSH GHIMIRE  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 18: A total of 29 international organizations have remained out of contact with the Social Welfare Council after signing a general agreement with the Council some ten years ago.

As these organizations have stopped communicating with SWC after pledging to work for various purposes, their status remains fuzzy.

 
  'I Feel I'm Just Out Of The Jaws Of Death'
       Dawa Sherpa  
 
    We were exactly like between the devil and the deep blue sea. There was a huge cliff and a narrow ladder behind us. In front of us was a little path and we were queuing up to cross the scary trail.

I was in the penultimate position in the queue and we were on our way to set up camps and fix the routes and ropes on the slopes above.
Suddenly, a huge avalanche started to fall upon us. There was no space for us to run or escape. So we huddled together, holding one another tight. But within a very short time we were all buried.

 
  APF Rescue Team Saving Lives
       SANTOSH POKHREL  
 
    POKHARA, April 18: A team of Armed Police Force (APF) personnel deputed for rescue operations on the banks of Phewa Lake, Pokhara, could, with the help of binoculars, see two persons in a boat waiving their hands and yelling for help at around 4 pm on Thursday.

Soon after they noticed that the two were calling for help, the rescue team reached the site by a motor boat and immediately rescued the tourists as the boat capsized. The rescued have been identified as Liwi Sgrace and Ybo Ina of New Zealand. Liwi, who was unconscious when rescued, regained consciousness only after she was carried to the bank.

 
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