2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Two climbers from West Bengal, India have died above Camp IVon Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world, in eastern Nepal,on Wednesday.

Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion in Kathmandu says one ofthem had scaled the world's third tallest peak while another was on the way upbut fell sick and died.

The climbers identified as 48-year-old Biplab Baidya and46-year-old Kuntal Karar fell ill just below the 8,586-meter (28,160-foot)summit and attempts were being made to bring them to a lower camp from wherethey would have been picked by a rescue helicopter.

Their bodies are still around the 8000 m mark. Expeditionorganiser Peak Promotion Pvt. Ltd. has sent a team of Nepali high altitudeclimbers to recover the bodies of the deceased.

Meanwhile, Sherpa informed that a climber from Chile hasalso gone missing from above Camp IV of the same mountain.

Rodrigo Vivanco, after reaching the top of the mountain, hasgone missing.

Sherpa said that a team had already left Camp IV  for the search operation.

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