Rescuers Step up Hunt for Bodies in Quake-hit Nepal Trekking Village

Officials said that Nepalese soldiers and villagers dug through snow mounds in a remote hamlet on Wednesday in search of scores of bodies of villagers and trekkers believed to be buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake. The government said that the death toll from the April 25 quake in the Himalayan mountain nation has reached 7,675, with more than 16,300 people injured. As rescuers hunted for more than 180 bodies in the village of Langtang, 60 km north of the capital Kathmandu, seven bodies including of that of a German trekker were recovered at Manaslu, another climbing site.



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