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One Indian climber dies on Mt Everest

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KATHMANDU — One Indian climber died on Mt Everest on Sunday night.

Subash Paul lost his life while being rescued to lower camps from near the summit point, according to Wangchu Sherpa, the managing director at Trekking Camp Nepal.

Four Indian climbers from West Bengal, including Paul, Hazra, Paresh Chandra Nath and Goutam Ghosh, had gone missing on the world’s highest peak since Saturday.

Meanwhile, another Indian climber who suffered altitude sickness has been brought down to the base camp.

Rescuers brought Sunita Hazra safely to the base camp, he said from the Mt Everest region.

Climbing Sherpas spotted Paul and Hazra, while whereabouts of two others are still unknown. There is little hope of their survival, Sherpa said.

It is learnt that some 30 climbers have also suffered frostbite or become ill.

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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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