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British climber dies in Alps

The mountains of the Kitzbuehel Alps in Austria are pictured on January 25, 2013. A 42-year-old British man has died in the Austrian Alps after losing his balance and plunging around 200 metres (650 feet) down a steep slope, police said.

The mountains of the Kitzbuehel Alps in Austria are pictured on January 25, 2013. A 42-year-old British man has died in the Austrian Alps after losing his balance and plunging around 200 metres (650 feet) down a steep slope, police said.  (AFP/File)

A 42-year-old British man has died in the Austrian Alps after losing his balance and plunging around 200 metres (650 feet) down a steep slope, police said on Saturday.

The man, who has not been named, was hiking with a companion in the Tyrol region in western Austria on Friday. Neither was an experienced climber, police said.

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