26 Apr '17, 5pm

Missing trekkers found in #Nepal after seven weeks, one dead

Missing trekkers found in #Nepal after seven weeks, one dead

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Rescuers on Wednesday (April 26) found two Taiwanese trekkers who went missing in a remote mountainous part of Nepal seven weeks ago, but only one survived the ordeal. Liu Chen-chun, 19, died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in north-west Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite running out of food. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in hospital in Kathmandu where he was airlifted after being rescued from the steep slope where the couple had been trapped for over a month. "He was sleeping when we found them," one of the rescuers Madhav Basnyat told AFP. "He woke up after he heard us. We were very surprised to find him alive. He said that the girl died three days earlier." Rescue personnel from Asian Trekking shows the place on the map where Liang Sheng Yueh and Liu Chen Chun were found, in Kathmandu, Nepal on April ...

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