5 dead in Nepal's Kanchenjunga avalanche

At least five mountaineers killed in an avalanche while returning from the peak of Mt Kanchenjunga in Nepal, Online medias from Nepal reported.

Two Hungarian, two Nepalese and one South Korean climber were missing from Monday.

The deceased were identified as:
Hungarians: Zsolt Eross (45) and Peter Kiss (27)
Nepalese:  Bibash Gurung (24) and Pho Dorchi (23).
South Korean: Namsoo Park (47)

Rescue helicopters have failed to locate them due to bad weather.

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world located in Nepal. Manaslu avalanche disaster in September 2012 claimed lives of 12 climbers. In early May 2013, one climber died in an avalanche above the second base camp of the Mount Everest, World' highest peak located in Nepal.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 25, 2013


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