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At least 13 sherpas dead as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest

At least 13 sherpas dead as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche on Mount Everest early on Friday has killed at least 13 local climbers and left several others injured in what is likely to prove one of the most lethal accidents in recent history on the world’s highest peak.

An official from the mountaineering division at the Nepalese tourism ministry said 13 bodies had so far been recovered and ferried to base camp, while a further three injured climbers were being taken to Kathmandu. As many as seven climbers are still thought to be missing.

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