Death toll in Nepal climbs; over 100 trekkers missing

Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp. Image by Matt Zimmerman / CC BY 2.0

The death toll from the snow storms that have hit Annapurna National Park in Nepal continues to climb, with 21 confirmed dead and some reports putting the number killed at 29. More than 100 trekkers are still missing in what may be Nepal’s worst ever mountain disaster, and searches are still underway for a Slovak mountaineering group who were caught in an avalanche at Dhaulagiri Base Camp on Tuesday. At the current time, the dead include trekkers from Nepal, India, Israel, Canada, Poland and Vietnam. Rescue efforts are being hampered by heavy rains and the official advice is to seek local guidance before heading to the Annapurna region. Read more:

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