Aftershock:Mountaineering guide killed

28th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

SOLUKHUMBU: A Nepali Sherpa mountaineering guide was killed after being crushed by a rock that came down due to aftershock that struck on Monday morning.

[caption id="attachment_1961" align="alignnone" width="800"]Photo Courtesy: Mingma Sherpa Photo Courtesy: Mingma Sherpa[/caption]

According to Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Madhav Prasad Budhathoki, Solukhumbu district, Lakpa Thundu Sherpa, was killed after a rock falling from above hit him at the base camp of Mt. Amadublam. A permanent resident of Pangboche, Solukhumbu district, lost his life when the avalanche struck a 13-member team along with high-altitude workers this morning.

A team of mountaineers including Sherpa had headed for the area to scale Mt. Amadublam. They were at the base camp when the rock fell down.

An avalanche that occurred at the base camp of Amadablam Mountain after the earthquake with its epicentre in the border of Solukhumbu and Ramechhap districts this morning has claimed one.

A French national was also injured in the incident. Likewise, two houses had collapsed in Charikharka, police informed.