Dozens rescued after Nepal blizzards as mountain search continues

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Dozens rescued after Nepal blizzards as mountain search continues

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Survivors and the bodies of some of the victims of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters have been brought to the capital Kathmandu.

In the Annapurna range the search goes on for many still missing after a catastrophic snowstorm brought blizzards and avalanches earlier this week.

Nearly 30 people have been confirmed dead – they include trekkers from Europe, Canada and India, as well as Nepali guides and mountain porters.

Dozens were rescued on Friday – among them Austrian, French and German nationals – on top of over 200 more in the past two days.

Some of the injured have been taken to Nepal’s second city of Pokhara, not far from the Annapurna range.

Others in a critical condition are reportedly being treated at a mountain health centre.

Good weather has been helping the rescue effort following the disaster, which came at the height of Nepal’s trekking season. Police and soldiers are involved in the search, as well as the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal.

But as survivors tell their stories there have been accusations that weather warnings were ignored and safety equipment left behind.