26, September 2022: Chief District Officer of Gorkha, Shankarhari Acharya, said that Anup Rai has died in the Manaslu avalanche. He was a helper for foreign clients. “The avalanche that fell in Camp 4 reached Camp 3,” he said. He said that there was a problem in the rescue.

“As soon as we got the news about the incident, we are taking steps for rescue, even though the helicopter of Kailash Air flew from Samagaon to the base camp, it could not land at the base camp due to adverse weather,” said Chief District Officer Acharya.

He says that it is difficult to get accurate details about the incident as the police are also unable to reach the base camp.

As many as 12 climbers were injured, and five are severely injured according to base camp sources. Two among the five injured have been evacuated from Camp III and brought to Kathmandu.

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