Nepal earthquake: 400 Malaysians brought home safely

Malaysian embassy’s charge d’affairs Fadli Adilah

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 400 Malaysians have been safely brought home since the April 25 earthquake in Nepal and the authorities are determined to locate the two who remain missing.

The Malaysian embassy's charge d'affairs Fadli Adilah said they were in constant communication with the Nepali authorities to verify any new findings.

The latest discovery by the Nepali authorities include 52 bodies of which seven were of foreign nationals at Langtang Valley, one of the worst hit areas.

"They have the experts who can deal with the tough weather conditions and terrain. You have to understand that some areas are 3,000m above sea level," Fadli said when contacted.

He added that there were no new developments on missing Malaysians Raj Anthony and Dennis Lee who were both on trekking trips there.

Anthony's last known location was in Langtang Valley while Lee was supposed to trek the Annapurna trail with a group of Filipino friends.

Fadli said the embassy was trying its best to push the search efforts but it was the Nepali authorities who were coordinating the operations.