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Nepal continues search for missing trekkers

By Agencies in Kathmandu ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-17 07:11:28

Mountain rescue teams in Nepal searched for scores of missing trekkers on Thursday after unseasonable blizzards and avalanches killed at least 30 people along the high altitude Annapurna mountain route popular with backpackers.

Officials said 23 bodies have been found on the popular Annapurna circuit trekking route, while five climbers who were staying at a mountain base camp when it was hit by an avalanche could not be found and were presumed dead.

Three Nepalese yak herders were also killed when severe weather triggered by the tail end of Cyclone Hudhud hit the Annapurna region in central Nepal.

Nepal continues search for missing trekkers

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