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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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British trekker families await news from Nepal

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Several families of British trekkers in Nepal are still awaiting news of their relatives following the country's "worst ever" hiking disaster.

The Foreign Office confirmed it is working with local authorities in Nepal to account for every Briton believed to be in the affected area.

But a spokeswoman said they are not aware of any British casualties.

An unofficial list online names a number of Britons who are still unaccounted for, but also details some who have been deemed safe after making contact with their families.

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