Agence France-PresseApril 20, 2014 09:49
Nepal called off the search Sunday for three local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest that killed 13 of their colleagues, a tourism ministry official said.
"We have decided to stop the search for the missing. We have been unable to identify the location of bodies and at this stage it is difficult to find them in the snow," Dipendra Paudel told AFP.
Thirteen bodies have been pulled from the mountain, while another nine guides have been rescued alive since the ice avalanche smashed into their expedition early on Friday.