1. 2071 BS - Annapurna/ Dhaulagiri Avalanches
Image Source: Kathmandu Post
A snowfall and sequence of avalanches happened in and around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in Nepal's Manang and Mustang Districts on October 14, 2014. According to an unidentified expert, the storm was caused by Cyclone Hudhud and was the worst in a decade, with about 1.8 meters (5 ft 11 in) of snow falling in a 12-hour period. In the Manang District, electricity, mobile phone service, and internet connections all collapsed, impeding relief operations. At least 59 persons were killed as a result of the storms. Among the dead were 21 trekkers from several countries walking the Annapurna Circuit, including two Slovak climbers at Dhaulagiri base camp, and several local Nepali mountain guides, cooks and yak herders. Up to 50 persons were reported missing, with 175 suffering from injuries such as severe frostbite.