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“Unexpected” snowfall – Worst since 1994
“I guess the L.A. Times will not publish this news item,” says reader Argiris Diamantis.
“On Oct 13, the area was struck by a sudden blizzard, which led to the closure of Qomolangma National Park when 154 tourists, 32 of them from overseas, were rescued by local authorities. (The official Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma, according to Wikipedia.)
“The government described the heavy snowfall brought by Cyclone Phailin as “unexpected”, and locals said it was the worst since 1994.
“Snow reported to be a meter deep hindered the rescue attempts and caused temporary telecommunications blackouts.
“Dean Higgins, a 60-year-old Australian, died of hypothermia after spending six hours digging with his bare hands to reach his wife and two other companions who had been buried in snow, ice and rock by an avalanche on Oct 13.
“It took 74 rescue workers and four snowplows an entire afternoon and a night to clear the road which was blocked by snow 50 cm deep, preventing the stranded tourists from leaving the danger zone.”
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
“If the L.A. Times does not report this news, then the Chinese communists have a better press than the free Americans,” says Argiris. “Something to think about.
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Good news!A publisher in Italy has now translated Not by Fire but by Ice into Italian.