Two Turkish soldiers were martyred during search and rescue efforts for an Anadolu Agency reporter who went missing after falling off a cliff in northeastern Turkey last week, the agency reported.

Ismail Ustaoglu, the Governor of Black Sea province of Trabzon, said the soldiers lost their lives while searching for Abdulkadir Nisanci, who slipped when a mass of snow he stepped on broke loose at Derebasi Curves area.

The curve is known as one of the most dangerous curves in the world.

Nisanci was covering road construction works on Mount Soganli, located between northeastern Bayburt and Trabzon provinces, at an altitude of 3,500 meters.

The Governor said the soldiers from Gendarmerie search and rescue teams (JAK) went adrift in the stream.

The soldiers were rescued from the water, however, they could not be returned to life despite efforts, he said.