American earthquake volunteer killed in Nepal

An American woman who travelled to Nepal to help with post-earthquake reconstruction has been murdered, according to reports from police, who have arrested a suspect.

Pokhara, Nepal.

Pokhara, Nepal. Image by Matt Zimmerman / CC BY 2.0

Dahlia Yahia disappeared on the seventh of August in the popular lakeside resort of Pokhara, which largely escaped damage in the April and May earthquakes. Pokhara has been in the news before because of muggings on the trails to Sarangkot and the Peace Pagoda on the ridge above the lake, but this is the first serious incident in the area in several years. Read more:

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