` Avalanche sweeps down the slope of `Mount Everest ‘ Killing 12 Nepali Mountaineering Guides ‘

#AceWorldNews – April 18 – NEPAL – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides, a Tourism Ministry official said.

The first major avalanche this climbing season hit the most popular route as hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers flock to the mountain to attempt to climb its 8,850 meter peak.

Three Nepali guides were injured and some people may be missing, Reuters quoted Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at the ministry’s mountaineering department, as saying.

The avalanche hit the Sherpa guides between base camp and camp 1 early on Friday.

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