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Two Indian climbers die on Mt. Kanchenjunga

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Two Indian climbers died on while descending from the summit of the world's third highest mountain, the expedition company said on Thursday.

Pasang Sherpa, at the Peak Promotion Nepal, the company, told that the Indian climbers collapsed at an altitude of 8,400 meters.

"Indian national and died of altitude sickness while descending from the summit," Sherpa said.

Their bodies will be airlifted to probably on Friday, he said. A total of 23 people were in the expedition team when they left for the summit on April 6.

Meanwhile, a national from Chile, Rodrigo Vivanco, has gone missing in since Wednesday evening.

"We have mobilized a team to rescue Rodrigo who has gone missing above Camp IV on the descent after he reportedly made it to the summit," he said.

Hundreds of foreign climbers attempt to scale high peaks during the popular spring climbing season in the country that begins in March and ends in May.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 14:54 IST
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