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5 foreigners die in different incidents

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KATHMANDU — Five foreign climbers have lost their lives in the most recent five days, police and expedition organisers says.

Two trekkers from Japan and Korea died in the Mt Everest region, according to Cosmo Trek Pvt Ltd, Lazimpat.

Japanese climber Hidenori Hagi died on Friday night at Mt Everest base camp while Hagi, 67, died while undergoing treatment at a base camp clinic, the company said.

His body was airlifted to Kathmandu for post-mortem. His family members have arrived here to receive his body, an official said.

Likewise, two mountain climbers Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) died in the wake of falling into an icy crevasse from a fixed rope on Mt Shisha Pangma (8,027 m).

“The incident occurred at a height of 6,200 meters on April 24. They fell into the crevasse while they were moving up from advanced base camp on Mt Shisha Pangma,” according to an official at Active Holiday Treks, which handled their expedition from Kathmandu.

A Korean climber additionally died in the wake of suffering from altitude sickness while he was returning from Lobuche peak in Khumbu region.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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