Kathmandu: Seven Israeli tourists have sustained injuries in a jeep accident in a mountainous region in northern Nepal on Wednesday.
The ill-fated jeep carrying the Israeli nationals slipped off road at Dana Area in the morning, when they were returning to Pokhara City from Muktinath of Mustang District, which is a popular trekking route for foreigners in the Himalayan nation, an official at the Israeli Embassy in Kathmandu told Xinhua.
The injured Israeli trekkers have been airlifted to Kathmandu and their treatment is underway at a local hospital, the embassy official said.
The tourists were on a hiking expedition in the Annapurna region.
“Their condition is out of danger and treatment is underway in a local hospital in the Capital,” the official added.
Meanwhile, a team of police personnel, Israeli rescuers and local residents have intensified search operation for an Israeli trekker named Amit Reichman, who has gone missing in the Annapurna region for the past one week, local media reports said.