Trekking disaster: Nepal calls off search for survivors
October 20 , 2014
Rescuers in Nepal have called off the search for survivors of a deadly snowstorm in the Himalayas on October 14, that killed at least 39 people, including several foreign trekkers, according to media reports.
Officials said the focus was now on recovering bodies still buried under snow. Though around 400 people were rescued from a trekking route known as the Annapurna trail, it is not clear how many are still missing.
Military and private helicopters took part in the five-day rescue effort.
Survivors, who suffered severe frostbite may have their limbs amputated.