Nine climbers killed in Nepal

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 12:02 hrs

Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) At least nine climbers in Nepal died after being buried under an avalanche on the Manaslu Mountain, police said Sunday.

A group of 25 climbers, mainly French and Germans, were near the top of the Manaslu summit (8,156-metre) when they were hit by a snow wall Saturday night, Xinhua quoted police as saying.

Thirteen climbers were rescued while nine were confirmed dead and three others were missing.

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