NA’s mountain cleaning team recovers 15-year-old human remains, helicopter wreckage

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KATHMANDU, April 30: A mountain cleaning campaign team led by the Nepali Army (NA) has found two human remains with mountaineering gears 200 meters South of Dhaulagiri Base Camp and helicopter wreckage numbered 9N-ACR approximately one kilometer from the same base camp towards the Italian Base Camp on Thursday.

Further investigation has been initiated for the identification of the human remains, according to the army. As per the preliminary information, the helicopter wreckage belonged to the Air Dynasty which met with a crash in 2006. In addition, necessary coordination has been initiated with the concerned agencies regarding the management of the said remains.

The teams deployed in the campaign with the noble objective of cleaning the six mountains including Mount Everest, are collecting waste materials in close cooperation and collaboration with the local government, concerned organizations and the locals. The mountain Cleaning Campaign that started on April 25, 2021 has so far collected a total of 5,154 Kg of waste, which includes 355 Kg of biodegradable and 4,799 Kg of non-bio-degradable waste.

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