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Search for trekkers in Nepal to be called off

The search for trekkers who were caught up in avalanches and blizzards in Nepal is to be called off, local authorities have said.

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Three Britons found after Nepal mountain blizzard

Helicopters have been sent in to help with the search for survivors. Credit: ITV News

Three British trekkers caught in a deadly blizzard in Nepal's Himalayan mountains are now thought to be safe but the whereabouts of three others is still unknown.

Duncan Hedges, Katie Francis, and Lizi Hamer were reported missing after a blizzard caused avalanches which killed at least 30 people.

A friend of Ms Hamer posted a message on Facebook confirming she was safe: "Lizi says they missed the storm and are going to be back next week. They're out of reach due to poor signal".

The Foreign Office says it has been contacted by concerned families who've not heard from their relatives in days - but has no information of any British casualties.

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