22:17 GMT10 May 2021
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    A veteran Indian mountaineer died on Thursday while descending from the world's seventh highest peak in Nepal.

    Rajib Bhattacharya, an experienced climber was on his way down after climbing 8,167-meter Mount Dhaulagiri, the seventh-highest peak in the world, an expedition agency said Friday.

    The 43-year-old mountaineer had complained to his teammates about feeling unwell during the descent. "He had suffered a bout of snow blindness earlier in the day and stopped breathing around 4:00 pm (10:15 GMT)," Mingma Sherpa, a managing director of the Seven Summit Treks and the expedition organizer told reporters. Bhattacharya's body is still lying in the camp and due to treacherous terrain it will be very difficult to bring it down, he added.

    The veteran Indian climber scaled Mount Everest in 2011 and Mount Kanchenjunga in 2013.

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