Over 120 yaks missing in Mustang avalanche

A yak
File: A yak

Mustang, November 15

As many as 120 yaks have gone missing in an avalanche in the forest of Thasang rural municipality-2 of Mustang on Sunday.

Ward chairperson Nar Prasad Hirachan shares the avalanche also blew away the roof of the house of Ratna Kumari Sherchan, a local of Naurikot.

“As many as 11 teachers and students of Janaadarsha Amarsingh Secondary School of Kobang who sustained minor injuries while running after an avalanche have returned home after treatment in Jomsom,” he further informs.

Out of a total of 130 male and female yaks owned by Bhim Sherchan and Sakendra Gauchan, only 22 have been found. The shepherds who took the yak to grazing ground, however, have come to contact.

Chief District Officer Netra Prasad Sharma shares only 10-12 out of 130 yaks were seen through binoculars and missing yaks were presumably buried in the avalanche.

Ward chair Hirachan says the cows, buffaloes and sheep that were brought to the forest for grazing might have also been killed in the avalanche.

Some damage is also visible in farming.

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