Woman lost in Nepal mountains for two weeks lives to tell tale

A JAPANESE woman lost in Nepal's mountains for nearly two weeks survived by eating grass, drinking river water, sheltering in caves and praying.

Makiko Iwafuchi, 49, of Chiba, said she left her hotel on 25 May for a stroll near the Goshainkunda lake but lost her way.

She said she walked for days until she heard voices. "I screamed, saying, 'Hello! Please help me!"' she said. "It was a miracle. I felt at ease and thanked God."

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Apart from some insect bites, she appeared in good health three days after her ordeal.