KASKI — All the nine paragliders who met with an accident in the Lake City have been rescued alive Tuesday afternoon. Seven paragliders fell into the Fewa Lake in Pokhara, one paraglider fell in Armala while another another in Majheripatan after they lost control due to strong wind.
They were rescued by the police on Tuesday, as per SP Ghanshyam Aryal of the District Police Office, Kaski.
The paragliders, all of them foreigners, fell into the Lake after they lost control due to strong wind, Krishna Bhandari, Coordinator of the competition informed.
The paragliders, who flew the height of 1400 meters from Sarangkot, were supposed to land at Khapaudi on the banks of Phewa Lake.
Over 150 pilots from 26 countries including Nepal are competing in the Paragliding Pre-World Cup that is being held at Pokhara.
Correction : Earlier it was reported that 6 paragliders have fallen in Fewa lake where as actual number of paragliders should be 9, hence, it is corrected here.Follow @gorkhapost
Two died and eight injured in accident
KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194) collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.
Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.
The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.
The cause of the accident is not identified yet.Follow @gorkhapost