Nepal avalanche: Recovering bodies of 4 Canadians could take days
Nepal army rescuers in helicopters spotted eight more bodies of trekkers along a mountain trail that was buried in avalanches and blizzards, raising the death toll to 20, while five more climbers were missing on another mountain, officials said Thursday.
Improving weather conditions allowed rescue workers to recover the bodies of four trekkers — two Poles, an Israeli and a Nepali — from the Thorong La pass area on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail on Wednesday, a day after they were caught in a blizzard.
In neighbouring Manang district, an avalanche on Wednesday killed an Indian and four Canadian trekkers in Phu village, said government official Devendra Lamichane. Digging out the bodies would take days, he said.