Rescuers in Nepal searched on Monday for seven missing climbers after an avalanche swept away their tents and killed nine others ahead of a final push on one of the world's highest and deadliest mountains.
Rescuers inspect the site following an avalance at the Mount Manaslu base camp in Gorkha District, Nepal in this photo released by Nepalese helicopter aviation service Simrik Air. The avalanche killed at least nine climbers trying to scale one of the world's most deadly peaks, according to officials.
Police said the group were near the peak of the 8,156-metre (26,759-foot) Manaslu when they were hit by a wall of snow as they were sleeping at 4:00 am on Sunday (2215 GMT, Saturday).
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