Austrian mountaineer killed in avalanche


An Austrian mountaineer was killed and another injured after they were caught in an avalanche Thursday in northern Pakistan, according to police.

They were struck by an avalanche while trekking in Shimshal valley, a famous tourist destination in the scenic Gilgit-Baltistan region, bordering China

. The Austrian pair, along with a local guide, was returning from a trek when the avalanche occurred, Hunza Police Chief Zahoor Ahmad told Anadolu Agency by telephone.

A lady climber and another guide were injured in the accident. Both are said to be out of danger, added Ahmad. The dead victim and the one who was injured were identified as Feineler Elias, 28, and Kerber Ramona, 25, respectively. They were transferred to Base Camp.


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