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12 killed in Mt Everest avalanche
Kathmandu, April 18 - At least 12 people, all of them Nepalese, were killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest Friday morning, an official said.Condoling the deaths, the government announced NRs.40,000 - each as immediate relief to the next of kin of the victims. According to the tourism and civil aviation ministry, search and rescue operations at the avalanche site, which is at the elevation of nearly 5,900 metres, are still underway. Officials here said they were not in a position to reveal how many Sherpas were at the site of the disaster. They...

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