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Third Indian mountaineer dies on Mount Makalu in Nepal

Narayan Singh died at camp 4 on Thursday night while climbing down from the 8,485-meter summit, Nepal Tourism Ministry official Mira Acharya said.

world Updated: May 17, 2019 13:31 IST
Press Trust of India
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An Indian climber has died in Nepal while descending the summit of Mount Makalu during an expedition to the world’s fifth highest mountain(HT File (Representative Image))

An Indian climber has died in Nepal while descending the summit of Mount Makalu during an expedition to the world’s fifth highest mountain, an official said Friday, days after two mountaineers from the country perished in the Himalayan nation.

Narayan Singh died at camp 4 on Thursday night while climbing down from the 8,485-meter summit, Nepal Tourism Ministry official Mira Acharya said.

“Indian climber Narayan Singh died in Mt Makalu. He died at camp 4 while descending the summit,” Acharya told PTI.

Two Indian climbers from West Bengal - Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) - died in Nepal on Wednesday due to high altitude sickness near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest peak.

Another climber from Chile is missing from above Camp IV of Mount Kanchenjunga since Wednesday evening.

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19-kilometer southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Hundreds of climbers flock each year to Nepal - home to several of the world’s highest mountains, to scale Himalayan peaks during the spring season that begins around March and ends in June.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 17, 2019 13:00 IST