86 trapped at Mount Everest base camp

Lhasa, Oct 14 : A total of 86 tourists were trapped Monday amid heavy snow at the base camp of Mount Everest, including 13 foreigners, Xinhua reported citing local authorities.

The tourists were about to go downhill after sightseeing at the base camp, which is 5,200 metres above sea level, according to the publicity department of Xigaze prefecture.

No casualty has been reported so far. Rescuers are currently clearing the way onto the base camp.

--IANS (Posted on 14-10-2013)

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