Nepal: Landslide in the Himalaya killed 13 climbers
Nepal, September 23, 2012
This Sunday, a landslide fell in one of the Nepali Himalayan peaks and killed 13 climbers. Among the dead people are French, Italian and Spanish while two Ecuadorians were wounded. The mountain is known as one of the most dangerous in the world.
The expedition, which consisted of about 25 climbers, had almost reached the summit of Manaslu (8156 meters) when an avalanche occurred at dawn on Sunday.
Ang Tshering, vice president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said that “most of the dead were French.”
“One or two are Spanish, one Italian, one Sherpa (Nepal) and a German are among the dead”, he added.
For its part, the French National Union of Mountain Guides expressed through its vice president Christian Trommsdorff that “according to information from the base camp, there are seven French victims, of which four were identified by photo and three are missing. Two injured were evacuated by helicopter to Kathmandu. “