AVALANCHE: Three Spanish mountaineers killed in the Andes of Peru

THE bodies of three Spanish mountaineers and their Peruvian guide, killed in an avalanche in the Andes of Peru on Sunday, have been recovered.

The deceased have been identified by local media as Spaniards Adrian San Juan Pello, Sergio Porteros Perello, Borrul Regal and guide Ruben Dario Alva.

Although Ruben was alive at the time of rescue, he died shortly afterwards due to his injuries.

Their bodies were transferred to Carhauz, 400 km north of Lima, by members of Peru’s High Mountain Unit of the National Police the Association of Mountain Guides, and repatriation is expected to take place today (Tuesday).

Another Spanish mountaineer, Paolo Belmonte Calderon, 26, survived and is said to be ‘in good condition’ after being admitted to a clinic in Huaraz.

A spokesman for the High Mountain Unit told Efe that the group had ‘crowned’ the snow covered 5,000 metre-high Mateo peak, when an avalanche occurred at around midday, dragging their bodies approximately 200 metres.

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