MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian authorities on Wednesday began airlifting the bodies of seven climbers killed in an avalanche near India’s second highest mountain in May, down to lower ground where they will be identified, officials said.
Eight climbers – four from Britain, two from the United States, and one each from Australia and India – went missing on May 31 after they failed to return to their base camp near the 7,816 meter (25,643 feet) mountain, Nanda Devi.
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The body of one of the climbers has not been found.
The paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force is leading the mission to bring the bodies down from the mountains to the town of Pithoragarh, in the north of Uttarakhand state.
The first four bodies were brought down early on...
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