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Six hikers, including 4 Koreans, went missing in an avalanche in the Annapurna region – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 in the English daily newspaper

Six trekkers, including 4 Koreans, went missing in an avalanche in the Annapurna region

KATHMANDU: At least six trekkers, including four Koreans, were missing from the Deurali area in Kaski district after an avalanche triggered by heavy snowfall hit the trail route along the Annapurna Trekking Loop on Friday.

According to Arjun Paudel, general secretary of the Korea Tours and Trekking Operators Association, four Korean hikers along with their two Nepalese guides went missing in the avalanche. Four Koreans, along with their two Nepalese guides, went missing in the avalanche near Deurali, ”he said, adding that the identity of the Nepalese guides was not yet known.

They started ABC trekking on Jan. 15, he added.

“At least three Taiwanese and two Chinese hikers who were also on their way to Annapurna base camp were reportedly hit by an avalanche near Deurali in the rural community of Machhapuchhre in the Kaski district,” Paudel quoted trekking guide Ram Saran Shrestha the scene of the accident.

Raj Kumar KC, deputy police superintendent in Pokhara, said a police team had already gone to Deurali to conduct search and rescue operations. “We are still waiting for details,” he added.

The Korean trekker team was led by Kathmandu-based TravelNet trekking company, Paudel said.

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