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Two German climbers killed after falling in Austrian Alps.

Geneva, Rabi'II 29, 1439, January 16, 2018, SPA -- Two German climbers have been killed after plunging hundreds of metres from a rockface in the Austrian Alps, police confirmed late Monday, according to dpa. The two men had been climbing the western peak of the Geierkopf mountain massif in the Ammergau Alps when the accident happened, police in the nearby town of Reutte said. They had already climbed between nine and ten rope lengths when the first climber fell. A piton supporting the pair then came out of the rockface and they plunged around 350 metres to their deaths. The exact causes of the accident would be investigated, police said. Conditions had been cloudy but visibility was good. One of the men came from the city of Munich, in southern Germany, and was born in 1992, while the second came from the nearby town of Sulzberg and was born in 1989. --SPA 03:32 LOCAL TIME 00:32 GMT

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