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All 20 stranded climbers airlifted to Fu village from Sorebung

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POKHARA — All 20 stranded climbers, including two German nationals, were rescued from Saribung Peak and brought to Fu village this evening.

Total of 20 people — two foreigners and 18 Nepalis — had been stranded at Sorebung due to bad weather. It lies at the altitude of 5,900 meters, said Chief District Officer of Manang District,Bhimkanta Sharma.

Following a strong snowstorm, the climbers were stuck on the 6346-metre mountain in Mustang district, bordering Tibet.

Two among the 20 climbers have been identified as German nationals Tobias Groenen, 48 and his wife Gutrun Ingritzi Ermann, 44.

Likewise, one guide, one mountaineering Sherpa and 16 porters are among the 18-member Nepali team, according to Sharma.

The climbers, who had started trekking from Damodarkunda of Manang district, got trapped at Sorebung due to snow storm before they reached Fu village.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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