Snowstorm kills 9 climbers in Nepal

Oct 14, 2018, 09:07 IST | Agencies

While five were South Korean nationals, the rest were Nepali

Snowstorm kills 9 climbers in Nepal
Mount Gurja

Nine climbers, including five South Korean nationals, who were part of a trekking expedition, were killed after a snowstorm destroyed their base camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal, the police said on Saturday.

Wangchu Sherpa, managing director at Trekking Camp Nepal said that five Korean climbers, of Koreanway Gurja Himal Expedition 2018, including their team leader Kim Chang-ho were killed when the storm struck their camp on Mount Gurja on Friday evening, the Himalayan Times reported. Kim Chang-ho was the fastest person to summit the world's 14 highest mountains without using supplemental oxygen.

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