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WorldTwo Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

08:30  16 may  2019
08:30  16 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Kanchenjunga and Pandim aerial view. Kangchenjunga is located on the boundary between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. Two of the five peaks are in Taplejung District, Nepal . Kangchenjunga Main is the second highest peak in Nepal after Mount Everest.

Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga , is the third highest mountain in the world. It lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India , with three of the five peaks (Main, Central and South) directly on the border, and the remaining two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal 's Taplejung District.

Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal © Reuters/Desmond Boylan FILE PHOTO: -PHOTO TAKEN 14MAR05- A view of the Kanchenjunga mountain along the Himalayan mountain range on the ..

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two Indian climbers died near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition on the world’s third highest mountain in Nepal, their hiking company said on Thursday.

The climbers were identified as Biplab Baidya, 48, and 46-year-old Kuntal Kanrar, who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 meters (26,246 feet).

Pasang Sherpa of the Peak Promotion hiking company said Baidya, who climbed the 8,586 meter (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.

Both were from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.

Hundreds of climbers are on different Himalayan peaks during the spring climbing season which ends this month.

(Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani, Robert Birsel)

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