Pakistani Military Rescues 6 Mountain Climbers Trapped by Avalanche – News

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani army helicopter groups rescued six mountain climbers on Tuesday after an avalanche trapped them on a treacherous stretch of the Hindu Kush on the border with Afghanistan, officers stated.

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The climbers — 4 of them Italian, two of them Pakistani — had been hit whereas scaling a 5,300-foot peak within the mountain vary on Monday. Their Pakistani information was killed instantly, officers stated, and the survivors sustained minor accidents.

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“They’ve been rescued and are underneath therapy on the Mixed Army Hospital in Gilgit,” Naiknam Karim, the chief government of Journey Excursions of Pakistan, stated in a phone interview from Gilgit, in northern Pakistan. “The Pakistani climbers can stroll, whereas the Italian have minor accidents.”

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Officers stated it had taken two helicopters roughly 4 hours to carry the climbers down.

Mr. Karim, whose firm offered floor providers for the climbers, stated that the Italian-Pakistani climbing expedition had set out from base camp on June 5. It was the second time they’d tried the climb.

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“The Italians had tried to climb the summit final 12 months, too, however the try was unsuccessful,” Mr. Karim stated.

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