Glacial-Lake Burst Kills 17 in Nepal

50 people remain missing

Glacial Lake, Nepal

Glacial Lake, Nepal     Photo: NicholasWatts/Flickr

At least 64 people are feared dead after a glacial lake burst in western Nepal on Saturday and sent a flash flood through the city of Pokhara. Officials recovered 17 bodies by Monday but fear that many more are still missing after houses, farms, and cattle were swept away into the Seti river. "There is very slim chances of getting alive 47 people including three Ukrainian tourists who went missing," said Superintendent of Police Shailesh Thapa. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and is often used as a base for climbers attempting to summit Annapurna.

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