Thirteen climbers and 3 staff members are unaccounted for after a helicopter they were travelling in had a “arduous landing” within the mountains of Tajikistan, officers say.
The coincidence took place at 17:30 (11:30 GMT) on Sunday, Tajik officials said.
Russian information companies stated the helicopter had taken the climbers from base camp on the Fortambek glacier in the Ismoili Somoni peak.
They stated such a lot of the climbers have been thought to be Russians.
At 7,495m (24,590ft), the Ismoili Somoni mountain is Tajikistan’s easiest and a tremendous vacationer attraction.
It was once referred to as Communism Peak through the time Tajikistan used to be a part of the Soviet Union and renamed after a tenth-Century Tajik nationwide hero in 1998.
It forms a part of the Pamir mountain range, incessantly defined because the “roof of the sector”.