Three climbers die while descending from Mt Everest
Three mountaineers have lost their lives while coming down the southern slope of Mt Everest after climbing the peak during the weekend.
The three climbers have been identified as Ebehard Schaaf, 61, a German medical doctor; Sriya Shah, 33, a Nepali-born Canadian woman; and Song Wondin, a 44-year-old man from South Korea, reports quoting officials of the tourism and civil aviation ministry and at the base of the mountain. The Korean mountaineer had earlier been reported as missing.
The cause of the German's death has been diagnosed as high-altitude cerebral edema, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa of Asian Trekking which organized his expedition.
As many as 150 climbers reached the summit within two days, Friday and Saturday. nepalnews,com