Nepal flood toll 64
SHIRISH B PRADHAN\PTI
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.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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