Wednesday 17 January 2018

Bodies of three Indian climbers retrieved from slopes of Everest

File photo of Mount Everest (AP)
File photo of Mount Everest (AP)

Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.

One of them died last weekend, while the other two died last year but the bodies had not been removed.

It took Sherpa guides several days to bring down the bodies from near the summit to a lower camp from where they were picked up by a rescue helicopter on Sunday.

The bodies are being kept at Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, where doctors will perform post mortems.

Family members of one of the climbers said they were relieved the body was recovered, providing closure.

Six climbers have been killed and hundreds have scaled the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak this year.

AP

Press Association

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