Five, including 3 foreigners, killed in Kanchanjunga avalanche


TAPLEJUNG, May 23: Five people, including three foreigners, have been killed in a avalanche at the base camp of Mt Kanchanjunga, while they were returning after scaling the world’s third highest peak located on the boarding area with Indian, in north east of Nepal.

Among the dead are two Nepalis and three foreigners, including two Hungarians and a South Korean national, said Abirman Rai, a member of Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Management Council, after arriving in the Taplejung district headquarters from Yamphudin. 

According to him, the two Nepalis killed are Diwas Gurung and Sonam Sherpa of Sankhuwasabha. The names of all three foreigners are not known yet.
Published on 2013-05-23 18:05:23

2 Responses

  1. The two Hungarian climbers were Péter Kiss (27) and Zsolt Erőss (45). Rest in peace…

    • RIP

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