Two dead on Mount Everest in first fatal incident of climbing season

Swiss and American climbers become first casualties of season on world’s highest mountain

Two climbers have died on Mount Everest in the season’s first casualties on the world’s highest mountain, expedition organisers said on Thursday.

Abdul Waraich, 41, from Switzerland, reached the peak before having difficulties, said Chhang Dawa of the expedition organiser, Seven Summit Treks in Nepal. “Abdul successfully reached the summit but began experiencing issues during his descent,“ he said. “We sent two additional Sherpas with oxygen and food. Unfortunately, the Sherpas couldn’t save him.“

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