Danish national dies at Makalu base camp

KIMATHANKA: A Danish national died at the Makalu base camp in Makalu Rural Municipality-2 of Sankhuwasabha district on Saturday afternoon.

Information Officer at District Police Office, Subhesh Adhikari, said that the deceased has been identified as Henrik Thorbjorn Anderson.

The District Police here added that he died just some meter above the base camp.

An expedition of 10 persons including three foreigners had moved towards Makalu base camp via Taplejung on October 11.

Meanwhile, two foreigners and a Nepali tourist have been rescued safely after they were affected badly in the blizzard. Both the foreigners are Danish nationals. They were airlifted to a safer place on Sunday.

Similarly, efforts are on to rescue six Nepalis trapped in snow at Makalu base camp, according to Niraj Karki, who reached Kathmandu after being rescued.

He further said that the body of dead Henrik Thorbjorn Anderson is still at the base camp. RSS

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