Deadly storm sweeps climbers from cliff face

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Nine mem­bers of a South Korean climb­ing ex­pe­di­tion died when a snow­storm swept them off a cliff on Nepal’s Mount Gurja, one of the dead­li­est moun­taineer­ing ac­ci­dents to hit the Hi­malayan na­tion in years. The bod­ies of eight climbers– four South Kore­ans and four Nepalese guides – were seen near the wreck­age of their camp by a res­cue team yes­ter­day morn­ing, but strong winds ham­pered the search. A fifth South Korean climber was re­ported miss­ing, but of­fi­cials later con­firmed he was at the camp when the deadly storm hit on Fri­day and also died.

AP

Bud­dhists pray for de­nu­cle­ari­sa­tion on the Korean Penin­sula at the Demil­i­tarised Zone World Peace Med­i­ta­tion Event near Pan­munjom vil­lage, close to the bor­der of North and South Korea

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