KATHMANDU — Five foreign climbers have lost their lives in the most recent five days, police and expedition organisers says.
Two trekkers from Japan and Korea died in the Mt Everest region, according to Cosmo Trek Pvt Ltd, Lazimpat.
Japanese climber Hidenori Hagi died on Friday night at Mt Everest base camp while Hagi, 67, died while undergoing treatment at a base camp clinic, the company said.
His body was airlifted to Kathmandu for post-mortem. His family members have arrived here to receive his body, an official said.
Likewise, two mountain climbers Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) died in the wake of falling into an icy crevasse from a fixed rope on Mt Shisha Pangma (8,027 m).
“The incident occurred at a height of 6,200 meters on April 24. They fell into the crevasse while they were moving up from advanced base camp on Mt Shisha Pangma,” according to an official at Active Holiday Treks, which handled their expedition from Kathmandu.
A Korean climber additionally died in the wake of suffering from altitude sickness while he was returning from Lobuche peak in Khumbu region.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday
KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.
According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.
President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.
As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.
Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.Follow @gorkhapost