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Two German climbers die in Swiss mountain fall

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Two German climbers die in Swiss mountain fall
The Dente Blanche in the canton of Valais. Photo: Valais Police
09:31 CEST+02:00
Two German mountaineers have fallen to their deaths while climbing one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps, the Dent Blanche, police said on Sunday.

A rescue helicopter was sent after police were alerted by other climbers but officers could "only note the death of the two men," police from the south-west canton of Valais said in a statement.

"For now, the circumstances of the accident are still undetermined. An investigation has been opened by the public prosecutor's office," the statement added.

The two climbers fell between a rocky point called "the grande gendarme" and the summit, which rises to 4,357 metres.

Formal identification of the victims is in progress, officers said.

 
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