climbers dead, seven missing on K2
Aug 2 (DPA) Two climbers from an international expedition
have died on K2 mountain in the Himalayas, and seven members
of the team have gone missing, Italian media reported Saturday.
Serbian and a Korean climber died as the 17-member rope team
attempted to conquer K2, the second highest mountain in the
world at 8,611 metres above sea level, the reports quoted
rescue operation coordinator Agostino Da Polenza as saying.
team also included climbers from the Netherlands, Norway and
Italy. There were no Italians among the missing, the reports
ice was hampering the rescue effort, it said.
Polenza had led last month's rescue efforts in saving two
Italian climbers on Nanga Parbat.