Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16
Searches for climbers Farida Jabrailzade, Babur Huseynov and Namin Buniyatzade - the three members of the Gilavar Air and Extreme Sports Club - revealed three corpses (two men and a woman), their tent and other things that belonged to them, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan said May 16.
The search was conducted with the participation of professional rescue teams and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan. More information will be provided later.
On Dec. 23, 2017, Farida Jabrailzade, Babur Huseynov and Namin Buniyatzade went on a hike from the village of Khynalyg of Guba District in the direction of the Tufandag mountain's peak, and were due to return on Dec. 26. Communication with them was lost.
As noted in the joint statement of the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Grave Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of Azerbaijan opened a criminal case under Article 314.2 (negligence entailing serious consequences by inadvertence) in connection with the missing climbers.