HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
POKHARA: Traumatised by yesterday’s sudden turn of events, Maria – Ukrainian national – was traipsing up and down the Seti banks today. She could not, however, express her unspeakable agony that the river had inflicted on her.
Having lost her father Dubinskiy Oleksandr, uncle Malakhov Ivan and Aunt Polonchuk Alla in the sudden flash flood in the Seti River on Sunday morning, Maria is yet to come to terms with the incident and the tragedy engulfed her.
Even after her kin have gone missing since yesterday, she is still hoping against hope to find them alive as if the incident had never taken place.
Yesterday, out of the four-member Ukrainian team that had gone to Kharpani-based hot water spring for bathing or visiting there, only she could manage to survive. Following the tragedy, she doesn’t like journalists clicking her photos or talking to her.
Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and his wife Hisila Yami, who reached Kharapani today, have assured Maria of the government’s best efforts to find her missing kin.
Meanwhile, a team from the centre of Trekking Age-ncies Association of Nepal (TAAN) had reached at the site on a chopper and assured the surviving Ukrainian to make their best efforts to find her missing kin.
A team led by the TAAN Western Regional Chairperson Som Thapa from Pokhara has also been deployed at the incident site to search the missing foreigners.