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Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

ANI | May 16, 2019 03:24 PM
A view of Mount Kanchenjunga (representaive Image)

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 16 (ANI): Two Indian climbers died on Mount Kanchenjunga after falling sick while descending from the peak of the world's third highest mountain, their hiking company said on Thursday.

The climbers, identified as Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karna (46) died of altitude sickness at an altitude of 8400 meters while descending. Their bodies will be airlifted to Nepal's capital Kathmandu, likely on Friday, reported Xinhua.

Meanwhile, Chile nationalist Rodrigo Vivanco has gone missing above the Camp IV of Mount Kanchenjunga since Wednesday evening.

"We have mobilised a team to rescue Rodrigo who has gone missing above Camp IV on the descent after he reportedly made it to the summit," said Pasang Sherpa, director of Peak Promotion hiking company.

A team of 30 climbers from around the world had begun the expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga on Tuesday. By Wednesday noon, 21 of them, including 10 Indians had reached the summit.

Hundreds of climbers every year attempt to scale the high Himalayan peaks during the popular spring climbing season in Nepal that begins in March and ends in May. (ANI)

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