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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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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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