2 Indian mountaineers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 16: As per reports two mountaineers from West Bengal, have died above Camp IV on Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world, in eastern Nepal, on Wednesday, May 15.

According to expedition organiser, Kolkatta residents Biplab Baidya and Kuntal Karar died at an altitude of around 8,000m on Wednesday evening.

International news agency Reuters while quoting Manager at Peak Promotion Pvt. Ltd Pasang Sherpa said that Baidya who climbed the 8,586 metre (28,169 feet) Kanchenjunga main summit on Wednesday, died due to altitude sickness on the way down. Kanrar died while trying to climb the peak, he said.

As per reports there are efforts to bring them down, but it wasn’t possible due to harsh weather conditions. Their bodies are still around the 8000 m mark. Expedition organiser Peak Promotion Pvt. Ltd. has sent a team of Nepali high altitude climbers to recover the bodies of the deceased.