Nepali Army has reached out to survivors of Gurja avalanche

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Nepali Army
Aditya Chaudhary

After reaching out to survivors of an avalanche in Gurja, Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 in the district, a Nepali Army squad returned.

Following the avalanche, an Army team from Kathmandu arrived at the event site with relief supplies and a rescue team aboard a helicopter.

Ram Bahadur Chhantyal, 50, has gone missing in the accident, while three others have been stranded: Jagdevi Chhantyal, Buddhi Chhantyal, and Lal Bahadur Chhantyal. According to the authorities, they were all living in a hut away from the hamlet when the accident struck.

Ward chair Jhhak Chhantyal claimed that a team of four people was taken by an army chopper for a rescue mission.

The property was also destroyed, and the road, electricity, and mobile towers were all affected as a result of the calamity. The incident occurred in a secluded location.

The settlement is a one-day hike from the neighboring town of Lulang. As a result of the challenges in the rescue efforts, the Nepali Army team was called in to assist, according to Resham Chhantyal, Vice-Chair of the Rural Municipality.