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    Three French climbers have gone missing in the Everest region, according to reports.

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    Three French climbers were reported missing on Saturday after an avalanche struck a mountain near Mount Everest, prompting a desperate search rescue operation to be launched.

    France’s press reported that the three missing climbers have been identified as Thomas Arfi, Gabriel Miloche, Louis Pachoud, others. They were a part of an expedition team of eight people who were scaling Mt Khangtega, which stands at 6,783 meters above sea level in the Khumbu region.

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    According to media reports, the three climbers were reported to have lost contact on October 26, but the incident was only reported on Saturday.

    In accordance with Pralhad Chapagain of the Holiday Himalaya Trek Expedition, the agency that assisted the group in obtaining the climbing permits, the Department of Tourism issued the permits on October 23, according to Chapagain’s statement.

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    The exact location from which the climbers went missing is unknown, according to Ang Norbu Sherpa, president of the Nepal National Mountain Guides Association, which is in charge of the search rescue operation.

    According to Sherpa, “We are unsure whether the climbers went missing from Mount Amadablam or Mt Khangtega, because both mountains are located in the same range as the missing climbers.”

    “Contact been established with the other five members of the expedition team. Their arrival in Kathmandu is expected to take place tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”

    According to Pratap Jung Pandey, managing director of Kailash Helicopter Services, the search for the missing climbers was intensified on Sunday at the request of the climbers’ families, but the inclement weather hampered their efforts.

    “Due to the inclement weather, the helicopter was forced to return to base. Pandey told The Washington Post that the search would continue on Monday. A bag what appeared to be tent remains were discovered on the mountain’s slope, and we are investigating.”

    Photographs posted by the helicopter company on its Facebook page show some objects on a mountain slope that have been completely covered by heavy snow deposits.

    A team of experienced high-altitude climbers is accompanying the helicopter search party on its search for the missing person.

    On Sunday, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, one of the rescuers, said they carried out a brief aerial search of the mountain slope, where they discovered a massive deposit of snow, which they believe was caused by an avalanche.

    According to Sherpa, who spoke to the Post from Lukla, “we were unable to conduct a thorough search due to inclement weather.” “We intend to return to the site early Monday morning in order to continue our investigation.”

    Meanwhile, a representative from the Department of Tourism, the government agency responsible for issuing climbing permits, stated that they had received unconfirmed reports about the missing French climbers but could not confirm them.

    In an interview with The Washington Post, Raj Bhattarai, a section officer at the department, said, “We have heard about the missing French climbers, but we haven’t received any official details about the incident.”

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