Several Australians remain missing after Nepal snowstorm

A NUMBER of Australians are still missing in the Himalayas following a deadly snowstorm.

12 more bodies were found on Sunday as Nepalese rescue teams using helicopters scoured a popular route around Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest peak, hit by a blizzard and avalanches on October 14.

Almost 500 people have been rescued since operations started on Wednesday.


A search will continue on Monday for around 40 people who remain unaccounted for, including several Australians, with fears the number could be as high as 23.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said no Australian casualties had been reported but the embassy in Kathmandu was seeking information about the welfare of Australians in the affected area.

Several foreigners, including Australians, had been rescued but authorities would not confirm the number of Australians still missing.