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7 mountaineers die on Russia's Mount Elbrus

Rescuers in Russia have recovered the bodies of seven of 11 mountaineers who went missing on the southern Mount Elbrus, emergency officials said.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 18:19 IST

Rescuers in Russia have recovered the bodies of seven of 11 mountaineers who went missing on the southern Mount Elbrus, emergency officials said.

Separate groups of four and eight mountaineers from Moscow and Kiev were caught by bad weather while ascending the twin-peaked mountain on May 8.

One climber managed to reach a rescue party despite severe frostbite and four were still unaccounted for, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.

At 5,642 metres, Elbrus is considered Europe's highest mountain. It is located in Russia's western Caucasus mountains near the border with Georgia.