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The avalanche happened at around 7,400 metres, rescuers said

Image provided by Simrik Air shows rescuers assisting a foreigner who was injured following an avalance at the Mount Manaslu base camp in Gorkha Districtst on September 23. Rescuers have scaled down a search for two French climbers and a Canadian missing in a Nepal avalanche which killed at least nine people attempting to scale one of the world's highest peaks.

Nepal avalanche kills climbers

September 24, 2012

An avalanche hit a team of climbers on a high Himalayan peak in Nepal on

Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing including Quebec doctor Dominique Ouimet.