Rescue teams rush to save tourists trapped at base of Everest

China on Monday rushed rescue teams to save 86 tourists, including 13 foreigners, trapped in heavy snow at the base camp of Mt Everest.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 15, 2013, 00:21 AM IST

Beijing: China on Monday rushed rescue teams to save 86 tourists, including 13 foreigners, trapped in heavy snow at the base camp of Mt Everest.
The tourists were about to go downhill after sightseeing at the base camp, located 5,200 metres above sea level, when they were stuck in heavy snow, officials in Tibet`s Xigaze prefecture said.
No casualties have been reported so far, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Rescuers are currently clearing their way towards the base camp.
Mt Everest is called Mt Qomolangma in Tibet.