Details of Disaster Information


Nepal : Heavy Snowfall : 2007/05/27
GLIDE: CW-2007-000073-NPL  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2007/05/27
Country
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District
Nepal
Name Heavy Snowfall
Outline The search for a potent herb, known as jeevan buti or the life-giving herb, in northern Nepal's snowy mountain slopes has resulted in the death of at least 16 people while dozens have been blinded and hundreds reported missing.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • NepalNews.com 2007/05/29
    16 killed, hundreds missing in Dolpa snowstorm
  • NepalNews.net 2007/05/29
    The search for a potent herb, known as jeevan buti or the life-giving herb, in northern Nepal's snowy mountain slopes has resulted in the death of at least 16 people while dozens have been blinded and hundreds reported missing.

    The Nepalese home ministry told IANS the disaster occurred due to heavy snowfall in a remote and inaccessible village called Kahigaon, about four days walk from Dunai, the headquarters of the northern Dolpa district.