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Everest avalanche: Search continues for missing guides

The search for three missing Sherpa guides on Mount Everest has resumed after 13 were killed by an avalanche.

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

The Sherpa guides had climbed up the slope early on Friday morning to fix ropes for climbers and prepare the route for mountaineers.

The incident is the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

Tim Neilson reports.

  • 19 Apr 2014
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