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Twelve die in one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters

Trekkers in the remote Mustang region of Nepal.
Trekkers in the remote Mustang region of Nepal. Image by simonsimages / CC BY 2.0

Twelve trekkers have died in severe snowstorms in one of the worst ever mountain disasters in Nepal. The trekkers, from Poland, India, Canada, Israel and Nepal, were following the popular Annapurna Circuit trek when they were caught in blizzards caused by Cyclone Hudhud, which passed over central India at the weekend. Although thousands of trekkers take to the trails in Nepal every year, the area is prone to extreme weather. Natural disasters such as flooding and avalanches are common, particularly during and immediately after the monsoon season. Read more: bbc.co.uk