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Two people die while climbing in Scottish Highlands

The pair went missing while hiking in the Scottish highlands Credit: PA

Two climbers have been killed while hiking in the Scottish Highlands.

The pair, who are both thought to be male, were found dead on the side of Stob Coire nam Beith mountain.

Police Scotland said a search was launched on Saturday afternoon, but the pair were found dead.

Andy Nelson, leader of the mountain rescue team involved, told BBC Scotland that he understood the pair had been killed instantly by a fall.

"The guys were roped together, so it is possible they were still on the climb but they have clearly fallen some distance," he said.

"They had all the relevant equipment and there is nothing to suggest that they were ill-equipped or inexperienced."

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