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  Mt. Everest 2005: Two Russians reportedly hurt by landmine on the Arniko highway


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Update: The newspaper sources are reporting two Russians trekkers to Everest base camp were hurt when their vehicle hit a landmine on the Arniko highway. The Newspaper sources vary considerably with details. Our sources in Nepal tell us "The official newspaper here only lists Nepali casualties by name and goes on to state that 12 others were taken to the hospital, but does not specifically mention anything about non-Nepali ....", which is not surprising. It is reported the one Russian has been released and the other is still in the hospital.

However, other sources in Nepal report the Russian in the hospital is reportedly Sergey Kaymachnirkow. He is in the Birendra Hospital in Chhauni. It is assumed the Maoists planted the landmine.  However, many of these newspapers gets the details wrong... So stay tuned...

Sergey Kaymachnirkow was a member of Alexander Abramov's Russian Everest Team in 2003. "Sergey Kaymachnikov " is listed as a member of his team this year...

We e-mailed the team yesterday, but we had not gotten a reply. Part of the team is already reported at base camp.

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