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Posted in: 13th Apr, 2023 Post Category: Blog Blog of Nepal

Three Sherpas, part of the rope-fixing team for Mount Everest, were confirmed dead as they fell into a crevasse after being struck by an avalanche, on Wednesday morning. Speaking to ANI over the phone, the president of the Sagarmatha Pollution control committee, Lama Kaji Sherpa, said, “Their body has been located. An avalanche that struck the Khumbu icefall area swept them off after they reached the Camp 1 area.”

According to officials, the avalanche hit the area of Mount Everest at a height of 5,700 meters. They were the part of rope-fixing team assigned by the Nepal government before the ascent to the summit as part of the Spring expedition. Officials identified the Sherpas, who were missing since 9.30 am (local time), as Temba Tenzi Sherpa (32), Lakpa Rita Sherpa (22), and Da Chhiri Sherpa (45). They were later confirmed dead.

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