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Six Killed, 9 Missing in Mount Everest Avalanche

An avalanche on Nepal's Mount Everest has killed at least six local guides, with another nine missing. An official with Nepal's Tourism Ministry said all the dead and missing were Sherpa guides working on the mountain in preparation for the start of climbing season. The official said the avalanche occurred at around 6:30 a.m. Friday in an area called the "popcorn field."

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