Rescue under way for 19 climbers stranded in central Nepal

Nineteen climbers, including two critically injured, were being rescued after they were stranded in the central mountains of Nepal in bad weather, a tour company said Saturday.

“All of our team's equipment was destroyed in a blizzard,” managing director of Friends Adventure Team, Rajendra Bahadur Lama, told dpa.

“We have two German clients who were headed to the Saribung peak in Manang district. But they were caught in a blizzard so we are airlifting them as well as all our Nepali crew members to Kathmandu.”

The blizzard destroyed the tents and the supplies of the group according to Lama.

Two Nepali guides in team were critically injured in the storm at an elevation of 5,940 metres. 

Last update: Sat, 14/05/2016 - 11:50

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