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Search operation to find 8 missing underway for second day in Nepal's Karnali River


Search operation to find 8 missing underway for second day in Nepal's Karnali River

Humla (Nepal), June 20 (ANI): A search operation for a jeep that plunged into the Karnali River in Nepal's Humla district a day before, entered its second day on Wednesday. The search and rescue operation led by Nepal Police, the Army and the Armed Police Force has been underway since Tuesday afternoon after the jeep heading towards Kailebalu veered off the road and plunged into the Karnali River.

Earlier, the Armed Police Force were flown to the most remote and mountainous district of Nepal. The fated jeep with the number LU 1 JA 7166 fell off into the river at around 12:15 PM on Tuesday.

Though the exact number of people who were on board the jeep is not known, the names of eight people have been released. As per the District Administration missing persons along with the jeep are identified as Sindhu Shahi Hamal, Chandra Hamal, Mani Shahi, Nain Singh Bhandari, Basanti Shahi, Nanda Devi Singh, Gokul Sunar and Kaur Kami.

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