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Snowstorms Kills 39 Trekkers on the Annapurna Trail of Nepal

by Bidita Debnath on  October 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Avalanches and snowstorms have killed 39 trekkers on the popular Himalayan route of Annapurna in Nepal, say officials.

According to the BBC, around 384 people were rescued from the Annapurna trail in the country's worst ever trekking disaster.
 Snowstorms Kills 39 Trekkers on the Annapurna Trail of Nepal
Snowstorms Kills 39 Trekkers on the Annapurna Trail of Nepal
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There were 216 foreigners among all the trekkers who were rescued from the trekking route.

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Helicopters failed to land in Thorung La pass where trekkers are stranded, facing a shortage of food and water.

There are thousands of climbers at this time of the year and the task to rescue them has become more difficult.

Source: ANI
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