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Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

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Two Indian climbers died on 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

Meanwhile, nationalist has gone missing above the Camp IV of 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, hiking company.

A team of 30 climbers from around the had begun the expedition to 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 peaks during the popular spring climbing season in that begins in March and ends in May.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 15:24 IST