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INTERNATIONAL

Storm on Annapurna prompts blizzard of promises

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28/10/2014

The death toll from mid October’s snowstorm in the Annapurna region now stands at 43, after rescue teams recovered the bodies of three Nepalis from the Thorung La last week. In the shadow of Nepal’s worst tourism tragedy, the authorities are promising a radical overhaul of how trekking is practised there. But will anything really change? Ed Douglas reports.
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INTERNATIONAL

Death toll passes 39 as freak snowstorms hit Annapurna region

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15/10/2014

Heavy and unexpected snowfall struck Nepal on Tuesday as Cyclone Hudhud wreaked havoc in South Asia. With communications down and trails blocked by snow, the situation is still confused and information patchy. For those with family or friends in the area, there is an effort online to share information about missing trekkers and climbers.
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