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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.
At least nine Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and five others are missing after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, officials said, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak. "We have retrieved nine bodies and rescued seven people," tourism ministry spokesman, Mohan Krishna Sapkota told AFP. Kathmandu-based mountaineering expert Elizabeth Hawley, considered the world's leading authority on Himalayan climbing, said the avalanche was the most deadly single accident in the history of modern mountaineering on the peak.