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One thousand Europeans missing after Nepal quake

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One thousand people from the European Union, mostly tourists, are missing in Nepal nearly a week after a devastating earthquake, the head of the EU delegation here said on Friday.

[KATHMANDU] One thousand people from the European Union, mostly tourists, are missing in Nepal nearly a week after a devastating earthquake, the head of the EU delegation here said on Friday.

"We don't know where they are, or they could be," Ambassador Rensje Teerink told reporters, adding that those unaccounted for were mostly tourists in the Langtang and Lukla areas.

Langtang is a trekking region to the north of Kathmandu that has been hit by a huge avalanche and mudslides, while Lukla is the jumping off point for walkers and climbers making the nine-day trek to Everest base camp.

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