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Nepal avalanche: Rescue resumes for missing climbers

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Nepal avalanche: Rescue resumes for missing climbers


Authorities in Nepal have resumed a rescue operation for at least three foreign climbers who are missing after a deadly avalanche in the Himalayas.

As many as 11 people were killed when the huge snowslide struck their camp on Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest mountain at 8,163 metres.

It was the worst avalanche to hit Nepal in nearly two decades.

The dead included climbers from France, Germany, Spain and Nepal. At least one Canadian and two French nationals are still believed to be missing.

One tour operator who helped fly the bodies back to Kathmandu said that the camp site looked completely destroyed.

Officials say 10 climbers were injured in the avalanche. There have been difficulties tallying the figures because the climbers had used a number of trekking agencies.

Manaslu is considered one of the most dangerous mountains in the Himalayas.

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