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.
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost