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Nepal blizzard death toll rises to 39, more than 370 rescued

KATHMANDU: The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on Nepal’s popular Annapurna trail in the Himalayas has risen to 39, police and army sources said on Saturday.

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“We have spotted nine new bodies today,” said Govinda Pathak, police head in the district of Mustang. “We could not retrieve them because of bad weather conditions and snowfall. I can confirm that the toll is 39 now.”

The authorities rescued 60 more people on Saturday, when the army deployed troops on a ground search, taking the total number saved to 371. -Reuters

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Nepal blizzard death toll rises to 39, more than 370 rescued

by Zohaib Kazmi