In this grab taken from video provided by SIMRIK AIR, a helicopter lands close to a storm site after searching for missing mountaineers on the Gurja Himal mountain, in Nepal, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (SIMRIK AIR via AP)
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The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal's Mount Gurja were retrieved from the mountainside Sunday as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the freak accident.It took a helicopter several trips to bring the bodies – five South Koreans and four Nepalis – down from the camp in the Dhaulagiri mountain range of Nepal's Annapurna region.The team had been on 7,193-meters Mount Gurja since early October, hoping to scale the rarely climbed mountain via a new route.The freak accident is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal's mountaineering industry since 18 people were killed at Mount Everest's base camp in 2015 in an avalanche triggered by a powerful earthquake.
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