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Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayan peak Gurja

Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayan peak Gurja

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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. Local media report that South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, the fa...
Bodies being recovered after Nepal plane crash

Bodies being recovered after Nepal plane crash

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Bodies have been recovered from wreckage after a plane crashed at an airport, officials in Nepal have confirmedThe US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at about 2.20pm local time.Airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur told the Kathmandu Post the aircraft veered off the runway while it was landing and crashed onto a nearby football pitch.Government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi confirmed deaths as a result of the crash."We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris," he said. Another official said 20 people so far had been taken to hospital.Image:Smoke rising from the aircraft. Pic: @saazan_gozimo/InstagramThe plane is believed to have taken off from Dhaka, Bangladesh, before crashing at the airport. Witnesses said the aircraft burst...