Nepali trekkers rescue Taiwanese after 47 days

Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], April. 27 (ANI): Trekkers rescued a Taiwanese 47 days after he was lost with his girlfriend while on a trek in Nepal.

The couple was on their way to Langtang but got lost on the way due to the bad weather and heavy snowfall.

The rescued Taiwanese, 21, has been identified as Liang Shang Yuen.

Yeun's girlfriend Chen Chun was found dead in a cave in remote area of the Dhading district.

Earlier, the kin of the missing trekkers had requested the Nepal Government to search for them.

Police said the couple had acquired the permission to enter the Langtang National Park on February 21.

The trekkers claimed that the Taiwanese nationals had taken a route through Dhading.

The Taiwanese nationals were found inside a cave at an altitude of 2, 600 meters on Wednesday morning.

The dead body of Chen Chun, 19, has since been airlifted by Simrik Air along with Yuen.

Yuen is under treatment at the in Grande Hospital in Kathmandu.

Doctors have said that Yuen has lost approximately 30 Kilograms weight in the time duration of 47 days.

"In first stance, Yuen was very exhausted and severely dehydrated. He was severely malnourished. Though, he was mentally fit on his arrival. He had a lot of maggots and the lice on both legs and his head," Dr Ajay Singh Thapa of Grandee International Hospital told ANI.

The families of the lost couple had announced an award of 2 lakh Nepali rupees for the missing couple.

After the incident, the Trekking Association of Nepal has requested all the foreigners to take a guide along with them. (ANI)