DHUNCHE —Six more human remains have been found in Langtang area of Rasuwa district, supposedly the remaining of those buried in the avalanche following the April 25 devastating earthquake.
The newly found skeletons were sent to the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital in the Capital on a Nepal Army helicopter this morning for DNA tests, according to Shivaram Gelal, Chief District Officer of Rasuwa.
Earlier on October 12, a search team had spotted 21 skeletons in the same area.
Hundreds of tourists, including 175 locals, were believed to be buried in the avalanche that swept an entire village when the Langtang Lirung (6,500 m) snow mass burst.
Of the total buried in the avalanche, the whereabouts of 83 is still unknown.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost