Pakistan army rescues six climbers stranded by massive avalanche Jun 19, 2019 0 1325 12345 dpaIslamabadSix mountaineers who were hit by an avalanche while climbing at an altitude of around 5,300 meters in northern Pakistan were rescued by helicopter on Tuesday. “Four Italian and two female climbers from Pakistan have been rescued by the army,” said Karar Haideri, secretary of the Pakistan Alpine Club.The climbers were taken to a military hospital in Gilgit for treatment, Haideri said.The group which totalled seven — four Italians and three Pakistanis — was struck by an avalanche in the Ishkoman valley on Monday morning. A Pakistani guide died in the accident. His body has been located and was being taken to base camp, Haideri said.Meanwhile, Haideri said that a second military operation to locate and evacuate Chinese climbers in a different part of Pakistan could not take place due to bad weather. Two Chinese climbers, Li Haoxin Chen and Ka Kit Ng, went missing in the Liligo glacier and trango towers area while trying to scale a 6,400-meter peak. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 103 children Jun 19, 2019 0 721 Strong quake jolts Japan Jun 19, 2019 0 830 Hong Kong leader offers ‘most sincere apology’ for crisis Jun 19, 2019 0 790 ‘Invisible pandemic’: WHO offers global plan to fight superbugs AFP Geneva The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign on Tuesday to curb the spread of antibiotic resistant germs through safer and more effective use of the life-saving drugs. The UN health agency .. Mt Everest summits smash record amid deadly bottlenecks AFP Kathmandu A record 885 people climbed Everest in May this year, figures showed Tuesday, capping a deadly traffic-clogged season that also saw 11 climbers die on the world’s highest mountain. The number smashed last .. SE Asia should ban imports of foreign trash: Environmentalists Reuters BANGKOK Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this ..