Four South Korean climbers missing in Himalayas

Four South Korean climbers missing in Himalayas

SEOUL: Four South Korean climbers have gone missing in Nepal’s Himalayas due to a snowslide, Seoul’s foreign ministry said today, Yonhap news agency reported.

The incident took place at the famous Annapurna trekking route at around 10.30am to 11am (local time) on yesterday, according to the ministry. Five other members of the crew are safe.

The South Korean mission in Nepal has requested active search operations in the area to the local authorities. Families of the four missing had also been informed of the incident.

The government will dispatch an emergency team to handle the case and provide necessary support to the families of the victims, it said.


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