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Rasshua

 

an island in the central Kuril group. Rasshua Island has an area of 62 sq km, a length of 13 km, and a width of 6 km. In its central section there is a cone-shaped active volcano of complex structure. The crater contains two cones, with the taller of the two having an elevation of 956 m. There was an eruption in 1846, and there was an increase in fumarole activity in 1946 and 1957. The slopes of the volcano are covered by meadows and groves of birch and alder. In the north (an upland) and south (a small crescent-shaped ridge) are the remains of an older volcano.

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Avadhesh Bista, police chief of Rasuwa district, where Langtang is located, said 15 of the bodies were identified as locals.
Many of those still living in Nepal's mountainous Rasuwa District have been leaving en masse, in search of safer living accommodations.
Uddhav Bhattarai, the most senior bureaucrat of Rasuwa district where Langtang is located, said scores of soldiers, joined by police and villagers were looking for more than a dozen trekkers and Nepalis missing since the April 25 earthquake.
Their efforts have so far raised more than PS1,700 for Ling Ling Primary School, in Rasuwa, which tragically lost two of its pupils in the recent Nepal earthquakes.
Gautam Rimal, the government administrator of the Rasuwa district, said police and local villagers have recovered 60 bodies from Langtang Valley.
Just over a week after the quake hit, the WFP said it is providing assistance to survivors in some of the hardest-hit areas of Nepal, including Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok districts.
We rescued over 350 people, about a half of them were tourists or guides," he told AFP in Rasuwa district that includes Langtang, north of Kathmandu.
The situation report says that 35 of the 75 districts in Nepal are reported to be affected by the earthquake, with the most affected districts being Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Ramechhap.
The government declared Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Dhading, Bhaktapur, Gorkha, Kavre, Lalitpur and Rasuwa as the most-affected districts while indicating that a total of 60 districts were hit.
Makiko Iwafuchi went missing May 26 in the Rasuwa District 60 kilometers north of Kathmandu.
The plant materials were collected from wild populations in Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Makwanpur, Kathmandu, and Lalitpur Districts of the Central development Region of Nepal.
Another film to watch out for is Ben Campbell's The Way of the Road ( Nepal; 2009), which talks about a road through Nepal's Rasuwa District that will reconnect an ancient Himalayan trade route with global traffic.