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10 people killed in Nepal avalanche

  • At least 10 people were killed in an avalanche on Sunday morning in Nepal on Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest peak.

    The bodies of a German and a Nepalese guide have been recovered while a further seven bodies have been sighted by rescue pilots.

    At least three other climbers are missing in the avalanche. Officials are still trying to determine exactly how many people were in the climbing party.

    Around five climbers are believed to have survived and were flown to the capital Kathmandu, according to Nepalese officials.

    The dead included climbers from Nepal, France, Germany and Spain.

    The climbers were caught at 22,960 feet as they were preparing to head toward the summit, which stands at well over 26,000 feet.

    Manaslu is considered one of the most dangerous mountains in the world, with dozens of deaths in recent years.

    The autumn climbing season began this month.