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Mamata Banerjee may visit Nepal to expedite Chhanda’s ongoing rescue operation

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Updated: May 23, 2014 7:39 pm

Pointing out that the landscape of the Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal where mountaineer Chhanda Gayen is missing for last three days was most complicated, Nepal Consul general today said search operations and security are on to rescue her.

“The search and rescue operations are on to trace her. We have put in our best efforts to recuse her. Tomorrow too there will a search and rescue operations,” the Nepal consul general said after a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal Youth Affairs minister Aroop Biswas said that the Chief Minister rang up Gayen’s family members here and assured them that the state government was doing its best to rescue the climber.

Biswas also told newspersons at the state secretariat that Mamata Banerjee may leave for Nepal tomorrow to expedite rescue operation of mountaineer if necessary clearance from the External Affairs ministry is received.

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No trace of mountaineer Chhanda Gayen was found three days after she went missing trying to climb Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal, with chances of her survival believed to be negligible.

The inclement weather hampered search operation and they had no news of Gayen and the accompanying two sherpas who went incommunicado since Tuesday after being caught in an avalanche.

“The landscape there is one of the most complicated and for search operations you need a special team and infrastructure. Search operations are on,” Nepal consul general said.

First Published on: May 23, 20147:23 pm
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