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Avalanche in Mt. Everest, 14 confirmed dead

- Ekantipur Report, KATHMANDU
Avalanche in Mt. Everest, 14 confirmed dead

Apr 18, 2014-

An avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday morning killed 14 climbers and left several others injured, Lakpa Norbu Sherpa, rescue official of Himalayan Rescue Association confirmed from the avalanche site.  

Among 14 dead bodies, 13 have been recovered. Due to wind and bad weather, one dead body is still to be retrieved.

"The left dead body will be retrieved tomorrow as bad weather prevented us to continue the rescue mission," Sherpa said.

Dorjee Sherpa, Aang Chiring Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Ningma Sherpa, Aang Kaji Sherpa, Pasang Karma Sherpa, Lakpa Tenzing Sherpa, Chiring Wankchu Sherpa, Wangele Sherpa, Khem Dorje Sherpa, Furwa Temba Sherpa and Aasman Tamang have been confirmed as dead while the bodies are being ferried to Lukla.

24-year-old Furi Sherpa, who sustained injuries in the incident, has been brought to the Capital for treatment while other injured have been receiving treatment at a hospital in Lukla.

Fifteen climbers were heading towards Camp 1 from the Everest Base Camp in Solukhumbu region when the incident occurred.

It has been learnt that the mountaineers were part of Alpine Asian Expedition team.

Published: 18-04-2014 10:26

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