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    Nine Climbers From South Korea, Nepal Killed in Landslide in Himalayas - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least nine climbers, including five from South Korea and four from Nepal were killed as a result of a massive landslide in western Nepal, the Himalayas, the Himalayan Times reported on Saturday citing the expedition organizer.

    According to The Himalayan Times, the landslide, followed by a heavy snowstorm, buried a base camp on mount Gurja, where the climbers were awaiting a good weather in order to continue tracking to the next camp.

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    The tragedy took place on Friday evening and the bodies of the climbers were found inside the tents, the publication said.

    Earlier in the day, a rescue helicopter was sent to the scene.

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