Eight die in snow blast

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AT least eight climbers died when a snow­storm wrecked their base camp on a rarely scaled Hi­malayan peak.

A five-strong South Korean team and four Nepali guides were at 23,599ft Mount Gurja in western Nepal when the storm struck.

Eight bod­ies were seen from a res­cue he­li­copter yes­ter­day and the ninth climber is feared dead.

“The camp was com­pletely de­stroyed,” said Myagdi dis­trict of­fi­cial Li­lad­har Ad­hikari.

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