PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, RUSSIA (Sputnik) – Five tourists in a group attempting to climb the Klyuchevskoy volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East have died, according to preliminary data, according to local government Roman Vasi. Deputy Speaker Levsky told Sputnik on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, emergency services told Sputnik that the group consisted of a total of 12 people.
“The information is provisional and very inaccurate, because the connection is constantly lost. I heard that five people died and one was injured,” said Vasilevsky.
Rescuers have been dispatched to the scene but have been forced to climb parts of the mountain on foot, officials said.
“The group is located at an altitude of 4,200 meters [13,780 feet], the helicopter cannot climb to that altitude. Rescuers have already arrived and are now at an altitude of 3,300 meters,” Vasilevsky said.
Klyuchevskaya Volcano, also known as Klyuchevskaya Sopka, is the highest mountain in Siberia and the highest active volcano in Eurasia at 4,754 meters.
https://sputniknews.com/20220903/five-tourists-die-on-klyuchevskoy-volcano-in-russias-far-east-1100338307.html Five tourists killed at Klyuchevskoy volcano in Russia’s Far East