Weather Aids Nepal Rescue Mission as 34 Dead, 100 Missing

October 18, 2014 8:28 AM

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Warmer temperatures in Nepal boosted efforts to locate about 100 stranded trekkers as the death toll from a blizzard this week in the Annapurna mountain range rose to 34, according to the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal.

Three helicopters were headed to scour the Dolpo Sangda area and rescue those still believed missing, said Keshav Pandey, the group’s senior vice president, who provided the number of confirmed deaths. More than 250 people have been rescued so far, he said.

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