At Least 9 Killed In Nepal Avalanche

23 09 2012

Rescue team members carry a tourist (C) after an avalanche at Mount Manaslu Base Camp September 23, 2012. REUTERS/Simrik Air/Handout

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, at least 9 people were killed by an avalanche on Mount Manaslu, about 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Kathmandu.

At least five injured climbers were rescued from the mountain while four people are still missing. 

The height of Mount Manaslu is 8,163-metre (26,781-foot).

It is the world’s eighth highest mountain. 

Among the dead were climbers from Germany and Spain. 

Since the accident took place at a height of 7,000 meters (22,950 feet), helicopters had to be used to rescue the victims.

Avalanche is very dangerous and lots of people were killed and injured by avalanche each year.

I am sad and sorry for the victims, their friends and families.

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