Hikers missing in Himalayas

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Groups of walkers are missing in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, after a blizzard struck the area which is believed to have killed more than 40 people.

Officials say the around 65 people are still missing. However, a website has been set up to help people contact their families, and it lists 250 people with an “unknown” status.

This large number may also be due to the remote area, which means many people may be unable to get a signal to let their relatives that they are alright.

60 survivors where found by the search operation yesterday, bringing the total of people brought back safely to 371. Amongst the hikers are people from Britain, Nepal, Japan, Canada, Poland and Israel.

With around 175 people injured, and deaths from avalanches on the world’s 10th highest mountain, this is the country’s worst ever hiking disaster.

Article written by  D Mulhern

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