An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal’s mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing.
The death toll was likely to rise as rescuers struggle through snow and rough terrain to help dozens who remained stranded, the officials said.
Three villagers were killed Monday in the same district, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the capital, Katmandu, and their bodies were recovered on Wednesday.
Story compiled from Associated Press.