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January 10, 2017
Six climbers die of cold climbing Guatemala volcano
Guatemala City (AFP) Jan 9, 2017
Six climbers scaling a volcano in Guatemala died on the weekend when they got caught in a sudden cold spell at altitude, rescue officials said Monday. The six, all of them Guatemalans, were in two groups climbing Acatenango volcano west of the capital on Saturday. The volcano rises 3,975 meters (13,045 feet) above sea level. Their bodies were recovered on Sunday and Monday, a fire services spokesman, Julio Sanchez, said. Three other climbers were rescued, and two of them were taken to hospit ... read more

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