A 10 foot ‘HELP’ rescued trekkers on Himalayan range

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Gorkha, April 30: Trekkers in Nepal's Gorkha valley, who were stuck after the deadly 7.8 Richter hit the country, were rescued by a 10 feet ‘HELP' they spelled out on the ground.

31-year-old Julia Strelcoua narrates her and her fellow trekker's plight when help did not arrive. She was part of a dozen Slovakian trekkers' group who were enjoying the stunning view of the valley.

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While they were themselves uninjured, they horror of coming across devastated villages and stench of dead bodies left the heart wounded. Strelcoua said," Rocks and rubble tumbled down, it was the most horrifying experience. We walked around looking for help and we found villages completely destroyed, dead people laying around."

The group stalled their plans to trek down for fear of aftershocks.

"Four days we were just stuck. No signal, no communication," said Strelcoua.
"We didn't know if anybody would find us. What if we were stuck there for weeks or months? It was so scary. I can't begin to tell you how I feel right now," she said after being rescued.

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