Avalanches Stop Rescue Efforts For Storm Survivors

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Avalanches have hampered rescue efforts after a massive storm that rocked Nepal.

Over 600 people have been rescued so far from a hiking trail on Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain peak.  A massive snowstorm hit the mountain because of a cyclone that struck nearby India.

Rescue workers say today will be their last day to try and save anyone trapped because of avalanches and the storm.

“After this we can only hope that those who are missing will establish contact with us or their families,” said Kesa Paned of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal.  “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.”

The confirmed death toll is at 40.  Officials said the dead tourist was an Israeli.

The death toll includes tourists from around the world including Canada, India, Israel, Japan and Poland.

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