7 killed, 2 miss­ing af­ter storm hits Nepal moun­tain

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Seven peo­ple, in­clud­ing four 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, a po­lice official said.

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, while the search was con­tin­u­ing for two more, po­lice said.

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