At least 9 mountain climbers killed in Nepal avalanche: Officials
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche hit climbers on a high Himalayan peak in Nepal on Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said. Many of the climbers were French or German.
Police official Basanta Bahadur Kuwar said the bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered and that rescue pilots had spotted seven other bodies on the slopes of Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal, the eighth highest mountain in the world.
In Madrid, Spain's Foreign Ministry said one of those killed was Spanish, but did not release the person's identity.
The identities of the other victims were still being confirmed.