Indian police begin airlifting bodies of climbers killed in avalanche

HANDOUT / INDO TIBETAN BORDER PATROL (ITBP) / AFP

Indian authorities have airlifted the bodies of seven climbers killed in an avalanche on the country's second highest mountain, Nanda Devi.

Eight climbers - four from Britain, two from the United States, and one each from Australia and India - went missing on May 31 following an avalanche.

The bodies are now being sent for identification and repatriation.

Officials said the search for the body of the eighth climber had been suspended due to harsh weather.

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