By the Associated Press
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani mountaineering officials say a search team has spotted the bodies of two climbers, one from China and the other from Hong Kong, who went missing last week while scaling a peak in northern Pakistan.
In this photo provided by Gilgit Baltistan regional police department, mountaineers receive initial treatment following their rescue, at a helipad in the town of Imit, Ghizer district of Gilgit Balistan region, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was killed. (Gilgit Baltistan regional police department via AP/. MANILA BULLETIN)
The officials say the two died amid harsh winter weather. Their bodies were spotted on Wednesday at the Liligo glacier in the north. Their bodies still haven't been retrieved.
A military helicopter rescued a third expedition member, also from Hong Kong.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
On Tuesday, a Pakistani army helicopter rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers who had been stranded after being struck by an avalanche while descending a peak in the Ishkoman Valley, located in the northern district of Ghizar.