More bodies in Nepal up blizzard death toll to 20

October 16, 2014 4:06 AM

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal army rescuers in helicopters spotted eight more bodies of trekkers along a mountain trail that was buried in avalanches and blizzards, raising the death toll to 20, while five more climbers were missing on another mountain, officials said Thursday.

Improving weather conditions allowed rescue workers to recover the bodies of four trekkers — two Poles, an Israeli and a Nepali — from the Thorong La pass area on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail on Wednesday, a day after they were caught in a blizzard.

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