Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga due to altitude sickness

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-16 15:33:13|Editor: xuxin
Video PlayerClose

KATHMNDU, May 16 (Xinhua)--Two Indian climbers died on Mount Kanchenjunga while descending from the summit of the world's third highest mountain, the expedition company officials said here on Thursday.

Director at the Peak Promotion Nepal, the expedition company, Pasang Sherpa told Xinhua that the Indian climbers collapsed at an altitude of 8400 meters while descending from the summit.

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

The dead bodies will be airlifted to capital city Kathmandu 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 above the Camp IV of Mount Kanchenjunga 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 Himalayan peaks during the popular spring climbing season in the Himalayan country that begins in March and ends in May every year.