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Une avalanche fait neuf morts dans une région reculée de l'ouest du Tibet

FILE -  This Feb. 1, 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu, India. An avalanche hit the Siachen Glacier in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir early Wednesday,Feb.3, 2016 trapping 10 Indian army soldiers in the snow. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
FILE - This Feb. 1, 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu, India. An avalanche hit the Siachen Glacier in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir early Wednesday,Feb.3, 2016 trapping 10 Indian army soldiers in the snow. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

PÉKIN, Chine - Une avalanche a fait neuf morts dimanche dans une région reculée de l'ouest du Tibet.

Des dizaines de chèvres et de yaks ont également été tués, selon les médias locaux.

Toutes les victimes habitaient le village de Dungru, dans la préfecture de Ngari, à plus de 1000 kilomètres de la capitale, Lhassa.

L'agence de presse Chine nouvelle rapporte qu'un mur de huit mètres de neige a emporté neuf bergers, 110 yaks et plus de 350 chèvres. On craint maintenant d'autres avalanches.

La région est parsemée de fermes et de pâturages à une altitude moyenne de 4500 mètres.

La Chine est touchée par un de ses étés les plus torrides des dernières années. Au moins 164 personnes ont été tuées et 26 autres sont portées disparues après des pluies diluviennes, des inondations, des glissements de terrain et des tempêtes de grêle, en date du 30 juin.

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IPeople critically injured in an avalanche are wrapped to be evacuated out of Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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A rescue chopper prepares to land, carrying people from higher camps to Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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Mountaineers and Nepalese Sherpa guides evacuated from Everest Base Camp wait to board a rescue chopper to be flown to Lukla, in Pheriche, Nepal.
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An Injured Sherpa guide sits inside a bus after they were evacuated from Mount Everest Base Camp, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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In this photo provided by Azim Afif, people are examined for injuries and prepared for helicopter evacuation at the International Mount Guide (IMG) camp at Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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In this photo provided by Azim Afif, people are examined for injuries and prepared for helicopter evacuation at the International Mount Guide (IMG) camp at Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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In this photo provided by Azim Afif, a man helps an injured woman after she is checked by a doctor at the International Mount Guide (IMG) camp at Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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In this photo provided by Azim Afif, people are examined for injuries and prepared for helicopter evacuation at the International Mount Guide (IMG) camp at Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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In this photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain as seen from Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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In this photo provided by Azim Afif people approach the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
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Climbers and guides carry an injured after an avalanche struck Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
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This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain as seen from Everest Base Camp, Nepal.

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