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AVALANCHE KILLS 4 HIMALAYAN CLIMBERS

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An avalanche swept down a Himalayan peak and killed four climbers trying to reach the mountain's 23,490-foot summit, the Nepalese Tourism Ministry announced Friday.

A fifth member of the climbing team survived.The ministry said the victims were from Spain and were killed Tuesday as they tried to reach the top of Mount Pumori.

Two members of a West German climbing team found the bodies.