9 Dead After Himalayan Avalanche

    In this photo provided by Nepalese airline Simrik Air, an injured victim, center, of an avalanche is rescued at the base camp of Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. The avalanche swept away climbers on a Himalayan peak in Nepal on Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said. (AP Photo/Simrik Air)

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    Nine climbers are believed to have died after an avalanche on Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The avalanche hit a base camp at 22,960 feet on Saturday, fairly close to the summit. Officials have recovered two bodies, and seven more have been spotted. Six other climbers are still missing. Ten people survived the avalanche, and they were airlifted to hospitals by rescue helicopters, but weather conditions halted air searches for additional survivors Sunday.

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