Avalanche, Blizzard Kill 12 in Nepal's Mountains

October 15, 2014 10:52 AM

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An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed 12 people, including foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday as weather conditions improved.

An avalanche on Wednesday buried four Canadians and one Indian trekker in Phu, said Devendra Lamichane, chief administrator of Manang district. The snow buried the trekkers' bodies and digging them out would take days, he said.

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