German climber killed on Nepal mountain

A German climber fell into a crevasse and died on a Himalayan peak in Nepal, the Tourism Ministry said Tuesday.

Josef Alois Kasbaure, a 38-year-old radiologist from Wange, Germany, fell about 200 meters (650 feet) into a crevasse on Oct. 27 at an elevation of 6,600 meters (21,650 feet), the ministry said in a statement.

Kasbaure had been heading toward the 7,134-meter (23,400-foot) Mount Tilicho when he fell, it said.

The ministry said the death was reported only after the team came back from the mountain, and the body had not yet been recovered, AP reported. V.A.

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