Rescuers have found 11 more bodies following the blizzards and avalanches that hit the Himalayas this week, bringing the death toll to at least 39.

A rescue helicopter spotted the bodies of nine Nepalese in the Dolpa district on Saturday, but it could not land due to the steep terrain, said Yadav Koirala, of the disaster management division in Kathmandu.

The bodies of two Japanese tourists were also found at the Thorong La mountain pass, said Keshav Pandey, of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog