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12:00 AM, May 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:35 AM, May 24, 2019

‘Traffic jam’ on Everest as two more climbers die

A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers yesterday reported two more deaths on the world’s highest mountain. More than 200 climbers were taking advantage of clear weather on Wednesday to attempt to summit from both Nepal and China, but teams had to line up for hours to reach the top -- risking frostbite and altitude sickness. An American and Indian climber are the latest fatalities, their expedition organisers said, on one of the busiest-ever days on the the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak. Donald Lynn Cash, 55, collapsed at the summit on Wednesday as he was taking photographs.

Source: AFP

 

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