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Two more Indian mountaineers die, another missing in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Two Indian climbers, including an soldier, have died and another has gone missing in after one of them successfully scaled the world's highest peak Mount Everest, the expedition organiser said Friday, days after two mountaineers from the country perished in the nation.

Army soldier Ravi Thakar, 28, was found dead inside his tent at on early Friday while died at on Thursday night when he was climbing down from the 8,485-meter summit, world's fifth highest mountain.

Dipankar Ghos, 52, from Kolkata went missing from above while returning from the summit, said Mingma Sherpa, at

A search team, which reached the area from where the is suspected to have gone missing, however, failed to trace him, Sherpa said.

Ghos climbed in 2011 and has also scaled Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Lhotse, Mount Manaslu and Mount Dhaulagiri among other peaks.

Thakar died after he suffered from high altitude sickness.

"Fellow climbers found him dead inside the tent," Sherpa was quoted as saying by Times.

Ravi was part of an eight-member expedition led by renowned Irish

He along with other members made it to the summit of on Thursday morning.

Another member of the same expedition from slipped from the balcony area while descending from the summit point.

"Fate of the missing Irish is still unknown," Sherpa said.

"Indian climber died in He died at camp 4 while descending the summit," Tourism Ministry official told

Two Indian climbers from - Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) - died in on Wednesday due to high altitude sickness near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest peak.

Another climber from is missing from above Camp IV of since Wednesday evening.

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19-kilometer southeast of the 8,848-meter Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region,

Hundreds of climbers flock each year to Nepal - home to several of the world's highest mountains, to scale peaks during the spring season that begins around March and ends in June.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 16:21 IST
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