September 17, 2023
Solukhumbu, Nepal - Tragedy struck in Solukhumbu as a man lost his life in a gruesome bear attack. Pemba Sherpa, a 53-year-old resident of Khiraule in the Mahakulung Rural Municipality, fell victim to the attack that occurred on Saturday at approximately 2 PM local time in the Makai Bar area.
Reports indicate that Sherpa sustained severe injuries, including head, stomach, and chest wounds during the bear attack. He was swiftly rushed to the Mahakulung Primary Hospital in Bung for urgent medical treatment. Regrettably, despite efforts to save him, Sherpa succumbed to his injuries.
The attack occurred while Sherpa was on a firewood collection expedition in the Makai Bar region. Preliminary information suggests that the bear pounced on him during this routine task.
Authorities have launched a comprehensive investigation into this tragic incident. The Solukhumbu District Police Office is diligently working to gather more details surrounding the bear attack, shedding light on the circumstances that led to this unfortunate loss of life.