At least 7 killed in moun­tain storm

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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 Sat­ur­day.

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

Vil­lagers who reached base camp Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon found the bod­ies of four South Korean climbers, two Nepalese guides and an­other per­son yet to be iden­ti­fied.

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