85 Rescued, But 29 Die In Two Avalanches
Search teams on Sunday rescued 85 people trapped for two days by an avalanche near Mount Everest but also dug out the bodies of 18 Japanese and Nepalese trekkers.
In another deadly accident, 11 people died after being buried in a landslide in western Nepal. The victims include a Canadian, an Irish woman and two other foreigners, police said.
The Japanese and Nepalese trekkers died Friday after returning from Gokyo peak, 11 miles southwest of Everest. The avalanche struck their camp at the village of Panga, said an official of the Trans-Himalayan Trekking Co., which had arranged the trip for the Japanese.
Rescuers were searching for three more Japanese, two Nepalese guides and two Nepalese tour operators, said the official.
In the other accident, 11 people were buried in a landslide at the village of Bagarchhap, 110 miles northwest of the capital of Katmandu.