14-member team mobilized for search of three French climbers missing in Khumbu region

A climbing gear spotted in the avalanche-hit area. Photo: Kailash Helicopter

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Solukhumbu: A trained team of security forces and French nationals has been mobilized to search three French nationals who have been missing in the Khumbu region for the past 13 days.

A 14-member trained team reached Khumbu on Sunday to search for the missing ones, said Inspector Rishiraj Dhakal, adding that the team launched a search on Monday only due to bad weather on Sunday.

Out of a team of eight foreign tourists on an expedition to climb Kangtega Mountain (6,783 meters), three French nationals—Thomas Arfi, Gabriel Miloche and Louis Pachoud— had gone missing on the way. The mountaineering team had reached Lukla on October 4. RSS