7 CLIMBERS KILLED, 2 MISSING IN NEPAL
SEVEN people, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a strong storm swept through their base camp, Nepalese police said yesterday.
A storm on Friday night destroyed their camp, and two rescue helicopters were unable to land because of bad weather on the mountain, said police official Bir Bahadur Budamagar.
Villagers who reached the base camp yesterday afternoon found the bodies of four South Korean climbers, two Nepalese guides and another person yet to be identified, while the search was continuing for two more, Budamagar said.
The climbers were attempting to scale the 7193m peak. |