POKHARA, May 9: One more body was recovered Wednesday taking the death toll in the Seti flashflood to 27, while 43 persons are still missing despite mobilization of around 600 security persons.
Kaski Police said one decaying body of a foreigner was recovered from the canal of Seti Power House near Nadipur.
Three Ukrainians were also swept away by the Seti flashflood on Saturday. The body of Indra Bahadur Gurung, 46, of Sardikhola-7 was identified Wednesday, but seven bodies are yet to be unidentified and have been kept at the Western Regional Hospital.
Two hundred fifteen personnel from Nepal Army (NA), 190 from Nepal Police and 208 from Armed Police Force (APF) have been deployed in the search operation along with excavators and bulldozers to look for bodies buried under the mud and rubble. But security persons have given up hopes of finding the missing persons.
"The mud must have buried the bodies very deep while others could have been swept far away," an officer involved in the search operation said.