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Broken safety rope cited as cause of death of climber Atanas Skatov

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent the BNR the death certificate of Atanas Skatov who was killed in a fall below K2 peak in Karakoram, Pakistan.

According to the certificate issued in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan and the hospital in the town of Skardu the cause of death is head trauma, multiple fractures and severe blood loss, and the incident was caused by a broken safety rope.

Immediately after news of the incident broke a Pakistani climbing organization tweeted that the cause was a broken rope, though the company which organized the expedition, Seven Summit Treks, denied this information stating that the incident was probably caused by a mistake while changing ropes.
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