7 killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps Nepal mountain

KATHMANDU: Seven folks, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a robust storm swept thru their base camp, Nepalese police said Saturday.

A storm Friday evening destroyed their camp and two rescue helicopters despatched early Saturday were unable to land because of bad weather conditions on the mountain, said police reliable Bir Bahadur Budamagar.


Villagers who reached base camp Saturday afternoon found the bodies of 4 South Korean climbers, two Nepalese guides and someone else yet to be recognized, while the search used to be continuing for 2 more, Budamagar said. There were five South Korean climbers and 4 Nepalese guides in the camp when the robust storm hit.


It used to be unlikely the elements would clear on Saturday and helicopter flights were likely to be possible only on Sunday.


A police group used to be heading toward the bottom camp on foot and can likely achieve there on Sunday, Budamagar said.


The climbers were making an attempt to scale the 7,193-meter (23,590-foot) top throughout the autumn climbing season.
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