Two foreign climbers die on Mount Everest — Nepal | Inquirer News

Two foreign climbers die on Mount Everest — Nepal

/ 02:04 PM May 21, 2018

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — A Nepal mountaineering official says two foreign climbers have been reported dead on Mount Everest.

Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said expedition team members reported a Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday.

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The Japanese climber was identified as 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki and the Macedonian climber was 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov

Shrestha is stationed at Everest’s base camp during the climbing season and received the reports of the deaths. Further details were not available and the bodies remained high up on the mountain.

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