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  Everest avalanche death toll climbs to 12  
 

BHANUBHAKTA NIRAULA

SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: The death toll in the avalanche that occurred near Everest Base Camp on Friday morning has climbed to 12.

Of the 12 killed in the incident, the identity of the four has been established. They are Ang Chhiring Sherpa, Dorjee Sherpa, Tenjing Chhortel Sherpa and Migmar Sherpa of Namche VDC.




The mountaineering guides lost their lives in the avalanche when they were heading to camp 1 from the base camp this morning, said Solukhumbu District Police Office.

It is learnt that additional icefall doctors and two helicopters from SPCC are carrying out rescue work.

As many as 15 Sherpas had been dispatched from the Alpine Asian Expedition to assist a mountaineering team.

According to environmentalists  climate change which is taking a toll on the environment world-wide might be the cause behind the snow-slide.

Over 4,000 mountaineers have climbed the Mt Everest (8,848 m) since it was first conquered by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Hundreds have lost their lives while scaling the peak.

Eight mountaineers had lost their lives in a snowstorm in 1996 while six Nepali guides perished in an avalanche in 1970 on the third pole.








 
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