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Seven missing Russian mountain hikers found

SEVEN Russian hikers reportedly missing have been found after being trapped for more than a month in remote Kunlun Mountain Range in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local officials said yesterday.

Rescuers of Minfeng County, Hotan Prefecture, found the hikers at 1pm yesterday after a friend of a hiker in Shanghai called the public security bureau in Minfeng, telling them the location of the hikers about 8am, said officials with the emergency response office of Hotan.

The Russians got in touch with their friend in Shanghai through satellite telephone, officials said. "They are now in good condition."

The five men and two women hiked to the mountains in Minfeng County on September 14, said a spokesman with the prefectural committee of the Communist Party of China, quoting their Chinese interpreter, Zhang Hong.

Zhang accompanied them part of the way but returned alone to Urumqi, the regional capital, the spokesman said.

"The Russian tourists contacted Zhang by satellite telephone on October 13, saying they were in danger and one of them was sick."

Three rescue teams were despatched but couldn't find the hikers.


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