Kathmandu: Three persons from Patarasi Rural Municipality in Jumla district have been reported dead in an avalanche that occurred on Saturday at Chyarkhu pass of Mugu district.
Vice-Chairperson of Patarasi Rural Municipality Jan Maya Rokaya said that Tara Singh Sarki, 40, Purna Sarki, 36, and Bir Bohara, 36, of Talfigaun of Patarasi-2 died in the avalanche.
Fourteen people from Patarasi had gone to Chyarkhu to collect Yarshagumba. Of them three passed away and nine others sustained minor injuries in the avalanche.
A team of police personnel has reached the affected site.
According to Rokaya, the District Administration Office, Province government and Federal government have been informed to ensure the rescue operations.
Hundreds of people have traveled to the highlands in Mugu district to collect Yarshagumba though the local authorities have not allowed the pickers to the site before May 18.
Those who lost their lives are reported to have gone to the highlands to collect Yarshagumba by using informal routes.