The Strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 that started in the North Indian Ocean left behind catastrophic results not just in Indian terrain but prolonged its way in the Himalayan region of Nepal. In Nepal the 2 days of continuous raining resulted in death of more than 25 people and dozens of other missing in the ordeal of avalanches debris in three western mountainous districts of Nepal.
Nepal faced the trickle-down effect of the Hudhud cyclone where the continuous heavy raining of 2 days brought on by the cyclone battered the mountainous region. The weather triggered blizzards at high altitudes where the world famous Annapurna region trekking was declared an alert zone.
More than 200 trekkers were directly affected by the freakish storm that began bearing down on the Annapurna region on Tuesday. Dozens were reported missing and feared buried under snow and avalanche debris.
According to Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), “ TAAN rescued 77 trekkers from different parts of Manang district on Thursday. Of the trekkers rescued on Thursday, 17 were Israelis, 29 Nepalis (support staff), 5 Indonesians, 10 Germans, 5 Spanish, 4 Indians, 3 Canadians, 2 Russians, and 2 Polish.”
On Wednesday, the rescue team brought down five bodies – two Nepalis, two Israelis and one Polish. Similarly, one more body has been brought down to Jomsom. Their identity has yet to be ascertained. With this the number of deceased in Mustang side has reached 10. Rescue teams had recovered four bodies.
Meanwhile, rescue workers have recovered 10 bodies from Phu and Kangla area of Manang.
Joint rescue team comprising security personnel from Nepal Army and Nepal Police are continuously in process of rescuing the victims.