Pakistan Army rescues two foreign mountaineers

The Pakistan Army on Sunday rescued two foreign mountaineers and recovered the body of another mountaineer stuck in a snow avalanche at the Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza.

Pakistan Army conducts rescue operation. PHOTO: ISPR

Bruce Normand and Miller Timothy from UK successfully were rescued alive while an Austrian mountaineer Christian Huber succumbed to his injuries in the avalanche, Major General Asif Ghafoor Bajwa said in a tweet.

Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued 3 foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19000 feet high Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza. Bruce Normand & Miller Timothy from UK successfully rescued alive while Christian Huber from Austria had succumbed to avalanche.

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) July 1, 2018

Christian Huber was killed while the two others injured after their tent was hit by an avalanche at Ultar Sar mountain in northern Hunza valley.

Austrian mountaineer killed in the avalanche. PHOTO: Radio Pakistan

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

British nationals Bruce Normand, Timothy Miller also injured in incident

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