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2007-05-27 Cold wave in Nepal on 27 May, 2007

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Cold wave
  • Country: Nepal
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 27 May, 2007
  • Requester: Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

A heavy and unexpected snowstorm struck the high mountainous area of Dolpa District in Nepal on May 27th. Thousands of villagers who had gone up high hills to collect a high value herb called "Yarshagumba" are trapped in the resulting snow and their condition is not know yet. At least 16 people are confirmed dead. Search and Rescue operation using helicopters and local people from overground is underway.