Two mountain climbers freeze to death in Alps

August 16th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Rome, Aug 16 (DPA) Two mountaineers froze to death after apparently getting lost during a storm in Italy’s northern Alps region, officials said Saturday. Bodies of the two - a Dutch and an Englishman - were found at an altitude of some 4,000 metres and were brought back to the valley, officials in the northern Alpine town of Aosta said.

Italy’s northern Alps region was struck Friday by thunder and hail storms.

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