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The single deadliest accident on Mount Everest leaves 12 dead and four missing

TheSource.com, The SourceA group of approximately 50 people were hit by what officials are calling the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest. The avalanche had an altitude of more than 20,000 feet, according to Tilak Ram Pandey of Nepal’s Tourism Ministry mountaineering department.

Out of the large group, 12 Sherpa guides have been pronounced dead and three have been critically injured. Four Madhu Sudan Burlakoti, a member of the ministry, stated that in addition to six others being injured altogether, four other Sherpa guides are currently missing.

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Rescue teams have gone to look for the missing,” said Pandey, after announcing that the climbers had been accounted for.

Despite the accident, around 334 climbers have been granted the ‘OK’ to climb the mountain throughout the following months, along with approximately 400 Sherpa guides accompanying them.

Prior to today, the deadliest year on Mount Everest was in 1996.

According to Alpine Ascents, April and May is said to be the most busiest months of the climbing season.

– Antionette Latrese (@_ALatrese)