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Third Indian mountaineer dies scaling Mount Makalu in Nepal

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

Kathmandu: 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.

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.

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world.

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