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Four S. Korean climbers missing in Himalayas after avalanche: Foreign Ministry Updated: 2020-01-20 07:02:03 KST

A rescue mission to find four South Korean climbers and three local guides was put on hold Sunday as more avalanches descended on a popular trekking route in Nepal.
The rescue will resumes today as the weather is starting to clear.
The South Korean embassy in Nepal said Sunday that the six to ten rescuers from the local police have been deployed to join the search and they are considering deploying more helicopters.
However, rescuers say that even if the weather clears it would take several weeks for the snow to melt, hampering the overall operation.
The missing South Koreans are two women in their 30s and 50s and two men in their 50s who were part of a small team of South Koreans who were in Nepal for volunteer work.
Five other South Koreans are safe and seeking shelter in a lodge.
Last Friday's avalanche struck the famous Mount Annapurna circuit climbing route.
Family members of the missing South Koreans have arrived in Kathmandu alongside South Korean officials sent to help with rescue efforts,.
Reporter : osy@arirang.com
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