KATHMANDU, NEPAL (Sun, Sep 23) - At least 11 people are feared dead and eight others have gone missing as an avalanche hit the base camp area of Mount Manaslu in Gorkha on Sunday morning.
|Deadly Avalanche at Mount Manaslu, Nepal -- 11 dead, 8 missing including French, Italian and Canadian|
A Canadian citizen from Revelstoke, B.C. survived in the deadly avalanche; while another Canadian - a cardiologist from Quebec - is still among missing. Other foreigners among missing are reportedly from Italy and France.
Two dead bodies, including one of a Nepali national and the other of a German citizen, have been recovered, while at least 9 other were reportedly buried in the loads of snow in the upper region.
Dipendra Paude of Nepal's tourism ministry, which controls all international climbing expeditions, told U.K. paper The Telegraph the dead climbers were from Spain, Germany and Nepal.
The disaster took place at an altitude of 6000-7000 metres at around 9:00 am (local time) today morning.
According to initial information, as many as 24 mountaineers, including some Nepali guides, were in the expedition team under the assistance of Baluwatar-based Thamserku Trekking.
The trekking agency, however, claimed that the expedition team included only 14 people.
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