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At least 12 dead after Mt. Everest avalanche

11 months ago Friday, April 18, 2014 4:23:53 AM CDT April 18, 2014 Friday, April 18 2014 Apr 18, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal - Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to ascent the world's highest peak.

Nepal Tourism Ministry official Madhu Sudan Burlakoti says the avalanche hit the area just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday. Rescuers and fellow climbers at the base camp are heading to the area to help. A helicopter is on the way from Katmandu.

Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association says four or five climbers are believed to have been buried and more injured by the avalanche.

Hundreds of climbers, their guides and support guides have gathered at the base camp, gearing up for their final attempt to scale the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak early next month when weather condition gets favorable.

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