‘Missing’ Nepali coir surfaces three days on in UKApril 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): A Nepalese choir group, whose disappearance from Heathrow Airport had left organisers of the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival in Britain disappointed and shocked, are reportedly on their way to grace the event with their presence.
Three days after their disappearance, the organisers received a mysterious phone call saying the choir, Nepalaya Kala Manch, was on its way, The Independent reports.
The paper quoted festival organiser David Peters as saying that he was still in the dark as to where the choir had spent the past three days.
“The call we had to say that they are still alive came from darkest London. There are high hopes that they will appear. We have had no explanation - how could they just disappear? We had our man in Heathrow looking everywhere, and the immigration authorities were interested. Today they decided to come out of the cupboard,” Peters said.
A friend of the group had claimed yesterday that they had “missed their bus,” but are now heading towards Cornwall.
“The information that I have from the organisation is that they missed the bus and managed to reach the venue the next day, or something like that. It might have been to do with the language problem. It is a bit of a mystery,” he said.
Their disappearance had led to a Home Office investigation into the matter, and also about what kind of visas the singers had.
“If they came in on a tourist visa they have done nothing wrong by not attending the festival. But if it was a working visa sponsored by the chairman of the festival, they would be breaking the law if they did not perform,” a spokesman had said. (ANI)
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