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Traffic jam on Everest, shoving kills 7

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:10 PM, 25 May 2019  

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Traffic jam hit the world's highest Mount Everest this year. Severe crisis was risen there due to lot of people was climbing together. More than three mountaineers have died recently due to the excessive crowd. So far7 climbers died on Everest's chest in a week last.

The number of dead was not so much as the number of deaths of the climbers in the Everest last week, British media BBC said.

The three climbers died on the way to down from the Everest on Thursday. Two of the dead climbers were from India and an Austrian. The deceased were - Kalpana Das (52) and Nihal Bagwan (27) of India. The identity of the 65-year-old Austrian citizen has not been confirmed yet.

According to the BBC, the climbers have died due to heavy oxygen crisis in the top of Mount Everest. Local organizer Keshab Poudel told AFP that they were stuck on the top of Mount Everest for about 12 hours. Then they become tired and their physical condition deteriorated.

This season, the maximum number of climbers have officially applied for the Everest. Nepal has already allowed 381 climbers. It is estimated that the number of mountaineers on Mount Everest can be broken record this year. Last year 807 people climbed Mount Everest. To reach Everest, a mountaineer costs about 9 lakh 27 thousand taka.

Earlier on Wednesday, an Indian and a US citizen lost their lives on the world's highest peak. On May 16, an Irish professor died the same way. Last year, five climbers died on Mount Everest.

Experts say the number of mountaineers who want to get to Mount Everest should be controlled as the number of incidents is increasing every year. Last year, British television presenter Ben Fogle, who won the Everest, advised to launch a lottery system to allow for Everest climbing!

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