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Body Found During Search For 2 Missing Malaysian Climbers

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KUALA LUMPUR – A body was found during a search-and-rescue (SAR) operation for two Malaysian climbers who were reported missing at Mount Damavand, Iran on Nov 20.

Expedition leader Rozaimi Mohd Said said the body clad in a red jacket, black pants and boots was found in Yakhar, but it had not been identified yet.

“We were informed that about 200 metres from the body, was a dark object which had not been ascertained to be human or otherwise. The SAR team is heading towards that object,” he said via WhatsApp from Reyneh at the foot of Mount Damavand.

The two climbers, Syed Redzuan Syed Salim Shatri, 50, and Ramli Abd Majid, 44, were confirmed missing at the 5,610m-high mountain on Nov 20 after being separated from the other team members. – BERNAMA

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