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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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