3 Spanish mountain climbers die in rock slide in Kyrgyzstan

AP News
Posted: Jun 22, 2015 4:57 AM

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish mountaineering club says three of its members have died in a rockslide while climbing in Kyrgyzstan.

The Federation of Hiking Groups of Catalonia said in a statement that the three died Sunday while climbing a rock face.

The statement Monday said the three were aged between 18 and 24. They were part of a group of 10 from eastern Spain that had gone to the central Asian country on June 16 for a month.

The climbers were from towns in eastern Spain.

No one else was injured in the accident.

The federation said it is working to bring the bodies back to Spain.