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Christian Trommsdorff (pictured) said the French victims were two guides from the Chamonix area in the Alps

Vice-president of the Chamonix mountain guides federation, Christian Trommsdorff, attends a news conference on September 24 in Chamonix, eastern France. Rescuers have all but given up on finding three climbers missing in a Nepal avalanche which killed at least nine people attempting to scale one of the world's highest peaks, officials said.

Nepal avalanche kills climbers

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.