World NewsEight climbers die in accident on Russian volcano; rescuers search for survivors

Eight climbers die in accident on Russian volcano; rescuers search for survivors

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Eight climbers have died whereas ascending the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in far east Russia, Russian authorities stated Monday.

The accident occurred about 1,640 meters beneath the 15,884-foot summit, Russian media experiences cited the prosecutor’s workplace of the Kamchatka area as saying.

The eight climbers had been a part of a bunch of 12, which included two guides, that started climbing the volcano on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing authorities. The eight climbers had been believed to have fallen to their deaths. 

4 folks survived the accident and are ready for the rescuers at totally different altitudes.

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A view from a rescue helicopter reveals the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano following an accident involving a vacationer group of climbers on the far jap Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, September 4, 2022, on this nonetheless picture taken from video. 
(Press service of Kamchatka search and rescue group/Handout through Reuters)

Freezing winds on Sunday briefly halted the rescue operation. 

Authorities stated rescuers will attempt to attain the stranded climbers on Monday if climate circumstances enable.

The Klyuchevskaya mountains are in the Kamchaatka region of far east Russia.

The Klyuchevskaya mountains are within the Kamchaatka area of far east Russia.
(Tatyana Makeyeva/AFP through Getty Photographs)

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Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the tallest of over 160 volcanoes in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, which is famous for its array of lively and dormant volcanoes, sizzling springs and considerable wildlife.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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