• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Deadly Snowstorm Kills Nine Climbers on Nepal’s Mount Gurja

Deadly Snowstorm Kills Nine Climbers on Nepal’s Mount Gurja (Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

All nine members of a South Korean climbing expedition were confirmed dead on Saturday (13) after a violent snowstorm devastated their camp on Nepal’s Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to hit the Himalayan nation in recent years. The bodies of eight climbers, four South Koreans and four Nepali guides, were spotted among the wreckage of their camp by a rescue team early Saturday morning, but strong winds and icy conditions were hampering the search effort. A fifth South Korean climber was initially reported missing, but officials have now confirmed that he was at the camp when the…

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