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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 2°C
Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival Members of Nepalaya Lok Kala Manch, the choir which absconded from Heathrow Airport (they probably weren't dressed like this at the time)
# Missing
Nepalese choir vanishes from Heathrow Airport
Folk singers who flew in for a festival stepped off the plane and then disappeared. Immigration officials are investigating.

A GROUP OF ten Nepalese singers has absconded from Heathrow Airport in London after arriving there for a choir competition.

The BBC reports that the men had been due to perform at a choral festival in Cornwall, but when a minibus arrived to pick them up at 7am on Tuesday morning, they were nowhere to be found. It’s been confirmed that the group did get on the plane and arrived at Heathrow with valid visas, but they have since vanished.

Immigration authorities have been notified and they say they are investigating.

The choir was due to take part in many of the 30 shows which will make up the festival, and they were also sheduled to take part in workshops in various schools. Festival organiser David Peters told The Guardian that they’ve had to reorganise everything the Nepalese men were involved in.

Another choir meanwhile will also not be making an appearance. The Russian group Voice Message was prevented from leaving Russia after it was established that two of its members had worked for the military.