Kathmandu, May 16: Two Indian climbers have lost their lives near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal during an expedition on the world’s third highest mountain.
The mountaineers identified as Biplab Baidya, 48, and Kuntal Karar, 46, were on the 8,586 metres (28,169 feet) mountain on the Nepal-India border with a five-member team from West Bengal.
As per the reports, Baidya collapsed during his descent, while Karar fell ill before making it to the summit.
“We believe they suffered from altitude problems. Our guides are trying to bring the bodies down to lower camps,” Keshab Poudel of Peak Promotion told AFP.