KATHMANDU: Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their base camp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, is the worst climbing accident to hit the Himalayan nation in two years. ALSO READ: Five South Korean climbers among group of nine missing in Nepal Himalayas: officials Police official Bir Bahadur Budhamagar said rescuers helped by locals…
KATHMANDU: A group of five South Korean climbers and four Nepali climbers and porters has been reported missing after a storm hit a camp on a Himalayan peak in west Nepal, officials said on Saturday. Tourism Ministry official Rameshwar Niraula said the storm struck the group at the base camp of Mount Gurja, a mountain of 7,913 meters (25,961 feet), on Saturday. The official said the camp had been destroyed. Wangchu Sherpa, head of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency that provided local support to the South Korean team, said…
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