Everest and Nepal earthquake update from Nepal Mountaineering Association
The reconstruction of earthquake devastated Nepal will take a long time
Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) sent the UIAA an update over the weekend which provides a complete list of missing, wounded and dead foreigners in Nepal.
- Update on foreigners: This list tells you the names of the foreigners, their status and what hospital they are located in if they are wounded.
- Missing foreigners: This list updates the names of missing foreigners.
- Everest Base Camp casualties: This list provides the names of all the people who died at Everest Base Camp.
We’ve also been told that the NMA distributed relief supplies in Thame and Solukhumbu District to more than 600 victims of earthquake. This was made possible through the use of several shuttle trips by a MI 17 Helicopter.
In its latest press update, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation provided this update:
- 35 different nations had sent different support and relief material through 173 flights which are being distributed to the victims in the affected areas.
- Today, 28 helicopters (Nepal Army 9, Private 6 and Indian Army 13) are regularly involved in rescue and search operation. Among these helicopters, 21 flew from Kathmandu and 7 from Pokhara to rescue and distribute support materials to different villages of Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Rasuwa, Dolakha, sindhuli and Ramachap and Lukla area of Solukhumbu. During this rescue process 341 Nepalese injured people and 20 foreign injured people were rescued and total 61,510 kilograms of support materials were distributed.
- On 26th April 2015, 6 more helicopters from private sector were flown to rescue targeting foreign victims and till today 305 people are rescued.
- Today Nepal army Helicopter distributed different support materials to the victims of earthquake at Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Dhading districts with the help of aerial drop.
- American Airforce has sent 4 Osprey MV22 airplanes and 1 UH1Y helicopter to Kathmandu which will operate from tomorrow for rescue activity in coordination with Nepal Army.
- Because of the parking capacity of Tribhuvan International Airport, it is opened 24 hours for the smooth management of rescue flight and commercial flight. In order to facilitate incoming of support materials, rescue flight is operated in the night time and commercial flight is operated in the day time.
- Mr. Deepak Chandra Amatya, Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation went for inspection.
- The distribution of support materials will continue in effective way in coming days.
The NMA has also started a fund to support earthquake victims. If you want to help, please support through the MDRES Fund of Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Account details are as follows:
Bank Name: Nabil Bank LTD
Address: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift Code: NARBNPKA
Account Name: NMA-MDRES FUND
Account Number: 1501017500227