Saturday, 13 October 2018

Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayan peak Gurja



At least eight climbers died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal.

 
A five-member South Korean expedition team and four Nepali guides were at the base camp of Mount Gurja when the storm struck, police said on Saturday.


A rescue helicopter at the scene confirmed seeing eight bodies in the ruins of the camp, but was unable to stay due to bad weather conditions.


The ninth climber has yet to be found but is feared dead.


"Five South Korean climbers are dead, three Nepalese nationals are also dead. One Nepali guide is missing," police spokesman Sailesh Thapa told the BBC.




BBC      News.