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Nanda Devi: Mission to remove climbers' bodies halted by technical problems

The paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force is carrying out the mission to bring the bodies to the town of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

Reuters  |  Pithoragarh 

An Indian helicopter mission on Wednesday to remove the bodies of five missing climbers believed killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas was halted after encountering technical problems, officials said. Eight climbers - four from Britain, two from the United States, and one each from Australia and India - were reported missing last Friday after they failed to return to their base camp near Nanda Devi, India's second highest mountain. An Indian air force helicopter on Monday spotted five bodies partially buried in snow high on a slope. A recovery mission began on ...

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First Published: Wed, June 05 2019. 09:24 IST