A search operation has resumed in Nepal for at least seven climbers missing on Mount Manaslu, where an avalanche killed at least nine others on Sunday. Poor weather had forced the suspension of earlier rescue efforts on the Himalayan peak.

Rescuers brought the bodies of six people, who died in an avalanche on a mountain in Nepal back to Kathmandu. The bodies wrapped in sleeping bags were placed in the morgue of the Kathmandu Teaching Hospital. Seven French climbers were among the 11 victims of the avalanche that struck their camp on Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain at 26,781 feet. Two German climbers and one each from Spain and Nepal also died.

Two Italian climbers, who survived the avalanche, were airlifted from a Himalayan mountain and brought to Kathmandu. They walked from the rescue helicopter, but they declined to speak to the waiting press.

Police said the group was camped near the summit, when it was hit by a wall of snow in the early hours of Sunday. And there are fears that the death toll will rise considerably, as the rescue teams move in with unconfirmed reports that as many as 38 people are reported missing.

Written and presented by Ann Salter.