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Korean Mountaineers Killed in Himalayan Storm

Korean Mountaineers Killed in Himalayan Storm”

At least seven mountaineers have been killed and two others are missing after their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal was hit by a snowstorm, police said.

The five South Koreans and four Nepali guides were found scattered across the base camp near Mount Gurja, a 7,193m high peak (23,600ft). But the official said they couldn't secure flight tickets to Nepal in time and made a decision to transport the bodies to South Korea soon, possibly by Wednesday morning at the earliest.

Police and locals are working to bring the bodies off the mountain and to Kathmandu, South Korea's Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, an amateur hiking enthusiast who visited Nepal in 2016, has expressed condolences for the climbers who died in a storm on a Nepal mountain.

The search for the climbers had been hampered by strong winds and icy conditions.

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The previous year, an avalanche above Everest's base camp killed 16 Nepalese Sherpa guides.

The expedition was being lead by feted South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, who in 2013 became the fastest person to summit the world's 14 highest mountains without using supplemental oxygen.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, an amateur hiking enthusiast who visited Nepal in 2016, expressed his condolences, saying the victims displayed a "great spirit that's about respecting nature while simultaneously trying to overcome it".

Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains, making it a major attraction for ambitious climbers.

Gurung said a rescue team would hopefully return to the camp on Sunday, if conditions improved.

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The team had injuries, including head wounds and broken bones, consistent with being hit by strong winds, but rescuers say it most likely caused by the powerful downblast from an avalanche, not a storm.

The bodies are being kept at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital morgue, where doctors will conduct autopsies before the bodies are handed over to family members.

In April, an Italian climber died after he was blown off Mount Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh highest peak which neighbours Mount Gurja.

Word of the destruction got out Saturday morning, and helicopters were sent.

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