August 15: 3 climbers died and 12 were injured after falling 60m while attempting Carihuairazo volcano in Ecuador on Saturday at 9:30 am. The climbers were attempting to summit 5,018m Carihuairazo volcano in central Ecuador when they fell 60 meters (196 feet).
47-year-old woman named Veronica Torres, and two men, Francisco Castro and Miguel Campoverde, who were 45 and 50 years old died.
Emergency units at the site reported treating six women aged 42, 43, 44, 45, 47 and 52 and six men aged 39, 44, 48, 49, 57 and 58 years old, some with headache symptoms, who were able to evacuate from the mountain in the company of the rescuers by land and others who had polycontusions and fractures, after stabilizing them, they were evacuated by air to the Riobamba airport and later transferred to the General and IESS Hospitals of Riobamba in the province of Chimborazo and Ambato Provincial Teaching Hospital. in the province of Tungurahua where they were admitted under rigorous medical care.ECU911 rescue services said in statement.
Carihuairazo, a 5,018-meter colossus in Tungurahua province, neighbors Chimborazo volcano – the highest peak in the country at over 6,200 meters.