Yarsagumba picker found dead in Sankhuwasabha

KATHMANDU/BHOJPUR: A yarsagumba picker was found dead in remote Sankhuwasabha district on Sunday.

Police said 21-year-old Nurbu Sherpa's body was found in a gorge in Richepo Khola in Makalu-5 yesterday.

His family had started searching for Sherpa after he did not return home after collecting the prized herb, also called Himalayan Viagra, from Richepo area of Makalu-5 of the district.

He was a resident of Makalu-3, according to police.

With the help of locals, a team of security personnel rescued the body from the gorge, police said.