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Table Mountain deaths: Investigators to focus on equipment, route

A Cape Town tour guide and a Japanese couple fell while climbing along the side of the mountain on Monday.

A general view of Table Mountain cable car going up the mountain. Picture: @TableMountainCa/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The circumstances surrounding the death of two climbers on Table Mountain is being investigated by a team of local experts.

Investigators are focusing on the ropes and their position in relation to the mountain.

A Cape Town tour guide and a Japanese couple fell while climbing along the side of the mountain on Monday.

The woman survived the fall.

Wilderness Search and Rescue's Johan Marais: "They were, as far as we know, on a regular route up the mountain when they somehow lost their footing and fell and ended up dangling from rope which they had secured to the mountain."

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