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Rescue efforts underway to save 20 trapped climbers in Sarebung Peak

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KATHMANDU — Rescue endeavors is underway to safeguard trapped climbers in Sarebung Peak (6346 meter) in Mustang.

Police said that two choppers of the Simrik Air have been dispatched for rescue operation.

Total 20 climbers including two German nationals were trapped following a strong snowstorm on Saturday morning.

The German nationals have been identified as Tobias Grokenen (48) and his wife Gudrun Ingrid Ziermann (44).

The incident occurred while they were climbing down the peak, the District Police Office, Manang, informed.

Saribung peak is the wonderful trekking experience in the remote and untouched land of Western Nepal that follows the trail through Upper Mustang region.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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