KATMANDU, Nepal - Rescue workers have resumed their search for climbers lost in an avalanche that killed at least nine mountaineers and injured others on Nepal's Mount Manaslu.
Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian.
The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered Sunday and rescue pilots reported seeing seven other bodies on the slopes. Police say climbers and guides searching on foot had managed to bring three more bodies to the base camp Monday.
Sunday's avalanche hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world's eighth-highest peak.
Ten climbers survived, but many were injured and were flown to hospitals by rescue helicopters.
The avalanche came at the start of Nepal's autumn climbing season, when the end of the monsoon rains makes weather in the high Himalayas unpredictable.
The Associated Press