Search underway for eight climbers missing in Himalayas

PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP

A search operation is underway to find a group of eight climbers who went missing during an expedition in India's second highest mountain.

The team, which included climbers from the UK, the US, Australia and India, failed to return to base camp after their attempt to reach the summit of Nanda Devi.

Officials warned that heavy rains and snowfall could impact the search.

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