Kanchenjunga avalanche claims three

Last updated 18:02 23/05/2014

Relevant offers

Asia

A fair chance for every child - a look at what it means to be young in 2016 Korean police could charge NZ government official after diplomatic immunity waived Taranaki man stabbed in Thailand thought he was going to die Malaysian woman dies after airbag ruptures in accident Powerful tornado strikes east China; 78 reportedly dead North Korea's Kim Jong Un says US interests within reach Lightning kills at least 90 people, many children, in India North Korea launches most effective Musudan missile yet Kiwi surf shop owner stabbed in Thailand after reported argument North Korea fires missile but appears to have failed

Nepalese officials say an avalanche has swept three climbers and they are now presumed dead on the slopes of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest peak.

Police official Meghraj Kadel says rescuers found no trace of an Indian climber and her two Nepalese Sherpa guides after they were hit by the avalanche at 7,300 metres on Wednesday.

The Indian was identified as 35-year-old Chanda Gayen, and her guides Temba and Dawa Wanju. They scaled Kanchenjunga on Sunday and were attempting to climb Yalung Kang, a sister peak.

In April, an avalanche hit a trail on Mount Everest, killing 16 Sherpa guides in the mountain's worst disaster that led to the cancellation of the climbing season because many Sherpa guides refused work.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content