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Kathmandu, Nepal: Numbers of Missing Tourists Increase over last few years

myrepublica.com – KATHMANDU, Augusts 27: Incidents of tourists going missing in Nepal have increased in recent years, posing a serious challenge to the tourism industry, according to government officials.

As many as 62 tourists have gone missing in the last five years from different places of the country. Of them, only 11 were found died of alive. According to the government records, 51 tourists are still missing in Nepal. Read Article

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Nepal: Hundreds of tourists rescued by elephants in flooded safari park

KATHMANDU -Reuters reported elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal, officials said on Monday, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rain rose to 70. The Rapti River overflowed its banks in Sauraha, 80 km (50 miles) south of the capital, [...]

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Nepal: 12 trekkers killed in snowstorm, avalanche in Himalayas, 100 still missing

dw.de reported more than a dozen trekkers(many are foreigners) have been killed in a snowstorm and avalanche in the Himalayas. Officials said a further 100 people “remain out of contact”. At least 12 trekkers were killed in treacherous weather conditions in the Himalayas on Tuesday evening. Some news agencies had put the death toll higher, [...]

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Gorkha, Nepal: French Tourist missing, swept away by river

GORKHA, OCT 14 – A French tourist went missing in the Budi Gandaki River here in Gorkha district on Tuesday. According to District Police Office, the missing tourist identified as Emily Alanin, 67, of France, was swept away by the Budhi Gandaki River after she slipped and fell from a cliff known as Ganaune-bhir in [...]

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Nepal: U.S. Tourist dies after being swept away on river

business-standard.com reported an 81-year-old US tourist today died after he was swept away by a swollen river in Nepal, where flooding and landslides have claimed 120 lives since last week while 130 others are still missing. The American man was found dead on the banks of the Paruwa river in Banke district of western Nepal, [...]

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Nepal: Two Chinese tourists killed by gas expelled by malfunctioning heater in hotel room

According to channelnewsasia.com, two Chinese tourists found dead in their hotel room in Nepal last week died of gas poisoning caused by a malfunctioning heater, a forensic expert said on Monday. The men, aged 62 and 55, were found dead on Friday in their hotel room in the popular tourist destination of Nagarkot, 20 kilometres [...]

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US State Department issues travel alert for Nepal

The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Nepal to the upcoming Constituent Assembly elections scheduled for November 19, 2013. This Travel Alert expires on December 19, 2013. Although most of the major political parties in Nepal are in agreement regarding the upcoming elections, some parties have declined to participate, [...]

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Chinese tourist killed in small plane crash in Nepal

Chinadaily.com.cn reports that a Chinese tourist and a pilot have been confirmed dead in an ultralight aircraft crash in Pokhara, in western Nepal, Thursday morning. According to local police, the two-seater aircraft belonging to Avia Club Pokhara crashed near Shanti Stupa, a famous tourist attraction of the city, at 9:30 am. Prabin Gauchan of Avia [...]

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Seven pilgrims killed in flooding in Nepal

According to iol.co.za, seven pilgrims were killed in Nepal’s district of Sindhuli after they were swept away by a swollen river, local media reported on Monday. Three others were missing in the incident that occurred about 80 kilometres south-east of the capital Kathmandu. Read article

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Nepal: Indian tourist killed by falling rock

Thehimalayantimes.com reports that aAn Indian tourist died when a falling stone hit him in Tanahun district. The deceased is identified as 60-year-old Rameshwor Singh. A team comprising of eight people including Singh had come to visit Muktinath. Read article

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