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Two mountaineers missing in Pakistani Himalayas feared dead

Nanga Parbat was the scene of an attack in 2013.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistani authorities believe that two mountaineers, a Spaniard and an Argentinian, missing for over a week in Pakistan’s northern Himalayan mountains perished in an avalanche, officials said on Sunday (2). Alberto Zerain Berasategi from Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina were last heard from on 23 June while at the 6,100 metre base of Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-highest mountain, said Karrar Haidri, spokesman for the Alpine Club of Pakistan. “The spot they were believed to be in has been struck by a large avalanche and the helicopter rescue officials have said (survival) appears unlikely,” Haidari said. Haidari confirmed that search and rescue operations were…

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