Indian officials identify bodies of 3 British climbers

The bodies of three of the four British climbers who were part of an eight-member international expedition to a Himalayan peak have been identified and handed over to British High Commission officials, an Indian official said Saturday.

District Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande said the fate of veteran British mountaineer Martin Moran, who led the expedition to Nanda Devi East in northern India, is still not known, with three bodies yet to be identified. An Indian climber’s body was identified earlier in the week.

Moran led three other Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian on the expedition. Contact with the team was lost on May 26 following an avalanche. The seven bodies were retrieved from a mountain range earlier this week.

The search for the eighth climber has been called off due to poor weather conditions.

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