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Mount Everest’s Death Toll Rises to 10

Olivia Wilson

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Just this week, nearly10 people have died while escalating the highest peak on earth. The victims are from different parts of the world.

This morning, a 44-year-old British man, Robin Haynes Fisher, was said to suddenly become ill while descending the mountain.

Before he made it to the bottom, he slumped and died. According to a guide, every effort made to revive him proved abortive.

A day before, an Irish man, Kevin Hynes, another adventurer, died on the mountain.

The 56-year-old man couldn’t make it to the top of the mountain before he dropped. However, he died in his tent at about 23,000 feet (7,000m).

Within the week, four Indians, an American, an Austrian, and a Nepalese also breathed their last on the mountain.

As of the time of writing, the body of another climber, Professor Seamus Lawless, an Irish man, is yet to be recovered.

People are blaming the condition of the mountain for the increasing death toll on the mountain.

High winds are said to be on the increase, giving climbers insufficient time to reach their goal.

Also, the mountain is populated as more people want to achieve their goal of reaching the summit. This has gradually led to overcrowding on the mountain.

As many queuing up on the mountain, they are at the risk of falling down and dying.

The authorities are calling for a deduction in the number of permits giving to potential climbers to reduce the overcrowding and high mortality rate on the mountain.

 

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