(By Raheel Adnan) Following the terrorist attacks, it's reported that climbers have been evacuated from the Diamir Base Camp, whereas the Romanian team on Rupal side still awaits further directives. Unaware of precise details from the opposite side of the mountain, the Romanians established C3 (6600m) yesterday. Currently, it’s not confirmed whether authorities want them to leave the mountain or continue climbing Schell’s route.
Meanwhile, Kharkov Alpine Club has confirmed the death of three Ukrainian climbers. As per web report, the climbers killed by terrorists at Nanga Parbat Base Camp had families and young children. The Club will release funeral and burial details of the climbers later.
Igor Svergun, 1966 (he was the leader of the current expedition)
Kashaev Magomedovich Badawi, 1959
Konyaev Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1970
Shenzhen-based Jingbao newspaper reported that the three deceased Chinese are Rao Jianfeng, Yang Chunfeng and Honglu Chen. Honglu Chen was a China/USA dual national. The Chinese Mountaineering Association also confirmed the attack on the Chinese team and causalities of two nationals. Miraculously, the fourth climber of the team, Zhang Jingchuan, was able to escape from the massacre site and hide in a ravine when the shooting was going on at Base Camp.
Honglu Chen (USA/China dual national)
The death of Lithuanian, Ernestas Marksaitis, was confirmed by expedition leader, Alexandra Dzik, yesterday. Unfortunately Ernest was the only member of the International Expedition at Base Camp, while the rest of the team was in high camp.
Seven Summit Treks’ managing director, Mingma Sherpa, confirmed the death of one Nepali climber in the incident. The deceased mountain guide has been identified as 35 years old Sona Sherpa.
Sona Sherpa (35)
The Pakistani who died in the incident was a cook at Base Camp and belonged to Hushe Valley, Skardu. His name is not known, as of now.
Cook from Hushe Valley (Name not known)
The Ukrainian website, 4sport, reports that the deceased Slovak climbers are Anton Dobes and Peter Sperka. Peter and Anton were part of the Ukrainian expedition.
An official list of victims has not been shared yet.
Based in Lahore, Pakistan telecom engineer and mountaineering enthusiast Raheel Adnan is a reporter for ExplorersWeb's mountaineering sections. He shares regular updates on Twitter and runs his own blog at AltitudePakistan posting initiated climbing news from Himalaya and Karakoram.
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