Ten Czechs still unaccounted for in Nepal, officials say

28-04-2015 updated

The Czech authorities have as yet been unable to reach 10 Czechs who were in Nepal at the time of Saturday’s devastating earthquake in the country, the Czech News Agency reported on Tuesday. A total of 255 Czechs were in the area of Nepal most affected by the disaster and dozens have so far managed to leave the South Asian state. The Czech ambassador to India, Miloslav Stašek, said the unaccounted for Czechs had been in mountainous areas where there was never a mobile telephone signal. A plane from the Czech Republic carrying a 36-member rescue team and aid to Nepal was due to take off on Tuesday but its departure has been delayed until Wednesday.