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8 more bodies recovered from Nepal blizzard, avalanche


Nepal: Avalanche death toll rises to 25
Kathmandu, Oct 16: Eight more bodies of trekkers were found on Thursday by rescue teams here. The trekkers were killed in a series of blizzards and avalanches that hit Nepal in the last few days. The death toll now stands at 25.

Close to 70 people are still missing from the famous Annapurna trail. At least 12 people died when they were caught in a sudden blizzard on Tuesday in the Thorong La pass area.

Rescue workers continued their search after the weather cleared and found the bodies of four hikers. The bodies belonged to people from Hong Kong, Israel and Kathmandu. Reports suggest that the blizzard was a result of the cyclone Hudhud that hit the Indian coast this week.

Three Canadian trekkers who survived the avalanche were taken by helicopter to a shelter in a nearby village. No update was immediately available on their condition.

In a separate avalanche incident, five trekkers were killed at the base camp for Mount Dhaulagiri.

With agency inputs

OneIndia News

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