Nanda Devi: Bodies spotted in hunt for climbers missing in India

A rescue helicopter spots five bodies in the search for eight missing climbers in the Himalayas.

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Media captionThe four survivors were assessed in hospital before helping with the search

A helicopter crew searching for eight climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas has spotted five bodies, Indian officials say.

Four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian made up the missing climbers, who disappeared on India’s second highest-peak.

Nanda Devi was believed to have been hit by multiple avalanches.

A source told AFP news agency the bodies were seen on the same route as the climbers had taken.

Authorities are trying to assess how to retrieve the bodies from treacherous terrain where helicopters cannot land, says the BBC’s Yogita Limaye in the state of Uttarakhand.

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