Nine people have been killed and six others are missing after an avalanche hit climbers during an expedition on a Himalayan peak in Nepal.
The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German climber have been recovered, police officials said, with seven other bodies spotted by rescue pilots on Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, in the north of the country.
There are ten known survivors of the avalanche, which comes at the start of Nepal's autumn mountaineering season, with many of those flown to hospitals after sustaining injuries.
Rescue efforts are being hampered by deteriorating weather conditions that have rendered further air searches impossible for now.
It is thought the avalanche took place at a base camp around 4,000ft from Manaslu's 26,760ft high summit.
Every year Nepal welcomes hundreds of foreign climbers to its Himalayan peaks. Eight of the world's 14 highest mountains are in the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.