Embassy to identify whether body found in Mount Damavand is of missing Malaysian climber

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 — Representatives of the Malaysian embassy in Iran& are expected& to identify today whether the body found in Mount Damavand, northern Iran, on Friday is that of Malaysian climber Ramli& Abdul Majid, missing in the area one& year ago.

Kelab Jelajah Alpine (KJA)& spokesman,& Mohd Khafiz Bachok& said so far, there& had& been no official confirmation that the body found was& Ramli.

‘‘An official statement will be& issued after the identification, expected later this evening,” he said in a statement& in connection& with Ramli, aged 44,& who was reported missing last& year.

Iran’s official news agency,& Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), reported that a body was found, believed& to be that of a Malaysian, by a group of climbers while descending the mountain& at& 4,300 metres on Friday.

It was also reported that the& discovery of the body was conveyed to the& Red Crescent Society office in Amol& city, in the northern province of Mazandaran, which sent a search team.

In November last year, Ramli, a systems chief engineer at the Proton Holdings headquarters in Shah Alam& and& another climber from the mountaineering club (KJA), Syed Redzuan Syed Salim Shatri, 50, were reported to be separated from the other climbers in the& group.

On Nov 28, 2016, Syed Redzuan& was found dead& at the& Yakhar Glacier area and his body was taken back to Malaysia.

At over& 5,600& metres, Mount& Damavand& is the highest mountain in& Iran. — Bernama