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  Mt. Everest 2005: Two Russians reportedly hurt when their vehicle hit a landmine on the Arniko highway


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Newspapers in India are reporting that two "Russian climbers" heading to Everest were hurt when their vehicle hit a landmine on the Arniko highway.

Some expeditions were already at Chinese Base camp with others already in China. Sources in KTM are confirming that two Russians were hurt. A different bus hitting a landmine resulted in 3 dead and several hurt.

It is unclear if these people reported as climbers where going to base camp, planning to attempt the mountain, or just tourists.

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Update: Reuters News Service is now reporting on the various landmine bombing in Nepal, as the Maoist strike continues until Tuesday. Reuters is reporting two "Russians Tourists" were injured. Stating that the 2 Russians were going to Everest Base camp.

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Update 4/10/2005: The AP is now reporting this as two Russian "Mountaineers"

the AP article is here.

Details of reports vary as normal...

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