Avalanche kills Pakistani mountaineer on K2

SKARDU: Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Hassan died in an avalanche on the world’s second highest mountain K2.

According to sources, Muhammad Hassan who was from the district Shigar of Gilgit Baltistan, died when he was summiting K2.

Sources said that he died when the huge avalanche hit him near the Bottle Neck at the end of his summit. It was impossible to bring the mountaineer back so he was buried on the Bottle Neck.

Earlier, Polish climber Pawel Tomasz Kopec died due to acute altitude sickness after conquering the treacherous Nanga Parbat (8,126m), the world’s ninth-highest peak.

“Kopec and his two other compatriots – Piotr Krzyzewski and Waldemar Kowalewski summited Nanga Parbat on Sunday,” the club said in a statement.

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