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Everest avalanche kills 12 Sherpa guides

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At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the "popcorn field", just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft).

A spokesman for Nepal's tourism ministry told the BBC some missing climbers had been rescued, but more are still missing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-27075638

Everest avalanche: search continues for missing guides -

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-27086754

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