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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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Avalanches hamper final day of Nepal rescue operation

Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm, officials said today.

A military helicopter aiding the rescue effort in Kathmandu, Nepal Credit: APTN

"Today is the last day of the search and rescue operation," said Keshav Pandey of the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal.

"After this we can only hope that those who are missing will establish contact with us or their families.

"We don't think that any tourist is missing now. I am getting reports that some local porters and tour guides who were on the trek have not been traced so far."

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