Up to three Israelis reported dead in Nepal blizzard

October 15, 2014 15:41

Up to sixteen people, including three Israelis, were killed in Nepal by unseasonal snow blizzards and an avalanche triggered by the tail of the Hudhud cyclone, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

According to the latest report, three Polish nationals, a Vietnamese citizen and a group of yak herders were among those fatally trapped in the poor conditions. Earlier, the bodies of a Nepali citizen along with two Polish nationals and an Israeli hiker from the Thorang-La area were found along a popular trekking route near Annapurna, the world's 10th highest mountain, according to Baburam Bhandari, governor of Mustang district. Bhandari said they perished in a blizzard.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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