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  Rescue Operation continues as 18 other climbers feared dead in Nepal avalanche


As per the information received from Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal, the  body found on 25th October 2005 was identified as Mr. Bruno M.J. Chardin from Le Bersend 73270 Beaufort, France. The body was carried by helicopter today in Kathmandu by HRA rescue team. The 7 member French Expedition Team and other 11 Nepalese included in the team were swept away by an avalanche on 20th October 2005 at the base camp of Mt. Kang Guru.  The rescue operation still continues in the area. Lok Bahadur Khatri Under Secretary

Earlier Update: 1 French climber's body has been found on 25th Oct. 2005 in the incident area of the Mt. Kang Guru.  The 7 member French Expedition Team and other 11 Nepalese included in the team were swept away by an avalanche on 20th October 2005. Rescuers appear to have little hope of finding anyone alive now.

Earlier Update: A rescue team from Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) is around the base camp of Mt. Kang Guru since 22nd October in search of the missing 7 member French Expedition Team and other 11 Nepalese included in the team, swept away by an avalanche on 20th October 2005.  The team rescued 4 Nepalese porters on 23rd of October, 3 of them brought to Kathmandu and 1 included in the same team for further rescue operations.

One more team of 12 persons including 1 French flew today to the base camp headed by President of HRA Mr. Bikram Neupane.

The rescue operation is being taken vigorously by the team of altogether 20 persons. So far, the situation of the missing persons is not known yet.  Source Lok Bahadur Khatri Under Secretary 

Earlier Update: 18 climbers feared dead in Western Nepal avalanche, Details are few, but the worst is feared...

Earlier Update: Reuters is reporting "rescue workers are searching for seven French and 11 Nepali climbers who went missing four days ago after an avalanche in western Nepal, rescue officials said on Sunday."

Other sources are telling EverestNews.com it is unclear at this point what has happened, but that the climbers are out of contact.

A rescue helicopter did find 4 Nepali porters. One porter was left behind to help find the others and 3 were bought back to Pokhara. Rescue operations are underway... The French expedition had planned to climb 6,120 meter Mt. Kanguru.

According to Reuters the "avalanche tore through the base camp of the 6,981-meter (22,903-feet) Kang Guru peak." 

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