One dies, scores stranded as avalanche hits Mount Manaslu

Bad weather hits rescue operations in the world’s eighth-highest mountain standing 8,163 meters.

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Kathmandu: One person died in an avalanche that hit Mount Manaslu located in western Nepal on Monday morning.

Vice Chairman of Tsum Nubri Rural Municipality of Gorkha Laxmi Gurung said that the identification of the person killed in the avalanche that occurred between camps three and four is yet to be ascertained.

Although a helicopter was mobilized to rescue those stranded in the world’s eighth-highest mountain standing 8,163 meters, the rescue operation couldn’t be carried out owing to inclement weather. The exact number of those marooned in the mountain is yet to be known.

Gurung said that the details of the incident are awaited.

A total of 404 people from 38 expedition teams have been issued permits to climb the mountain this season.