3 climbers die on Mount Everest

A Chinese climber and his local mountain guide are still missing. The tragedy brings this year’s death toll on the world’s highest peak to five.

Ang Tshering Sherpa, of the Kathmandu-based Asian Trekking adventure agency, said, “We are sad to announce the death of Eberhard Schaaf, of Germany, at the south side of the summit of Mount Everest.

The medical staff at the Himalayan Rescue Association believe the cause of death to be altitude sickness.” He added Song Won-Bin, from South Korea died at “The Balcony”, an area near the top of the 29,029-foot peak. Tilak Pandey, a tourism ministry official at the Everest base camp, named the Canadian victim as Shriya Shah. 

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