At least nine people were killed when world’s highest peak Mount Everest was hit by an avalanche on Friday along a route used by the climbers to ascend the hill. Those nine people are known to be Nepalese guides. The officials said that while nine are killed, many more have been reported to be missing.
Nepal tourism ministry official Krishna Lamsal talked about the accident and said that four bodies have been recovered so far, while two are being taken out of the snow, whereas 9 are believed to be buried.
All the guides were present at the scene as they had to fix the ropes for hundreds of climbers. The avalanche hit just below Camp 2 early in the morning around 6.30am local time. The hill where the avalanche took place has been nicknamed as “popcorn field”.