Mt. Manaslu Avalanche: Nine dead and dozens of missing

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On Sep 23, 2012, At least nine climbers ascending the Mt. Manaslu died while several of other members of the expedition team have goine missing in an avalanche early Sunday morning when an avalanche swept away camps of expedition teams in Camp II and III of Mt. Manaslu in Gorkha District.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police of Gorkha, Basanta Bahadur Kunwar; two dead bodies have been airlifted to Kathmandu while seven bodies have been kept at the base camp. Kunwar said only two of the deceased Babudorje Sherpa of Solukhumbu and Christian Mittimeyer of Germany have been identified so far. He also informed that they have been facing difficulty in carrying out rescue efforts due to bad weather.

According to Chief Executive officer of Fishtail Air, at least 38 people have gone missing in the disaster. He also claimed that 13 dead bodies have recovered from the Spot. Meanwhile, five injured, including two German trekkers, have n=been airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment. The search and rescuing is continuing by Police and Helicopter and Local Sherpas.