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Body of missing Indian climber found on Everest

The body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest last week has been found by climbers.

The discovery of Paresh Chandra Nath's body brings the official Everest death toll this year to four.

Climbers found his body near the 29,035ft (8,850m) summit, and carried it down to Camp 4 at South Col, which sits at an altitude of 26,000ft (8,000m), according to Wangchu Sherpa, of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency.

Search teams were still looking for another Indian, Gautam Ghosh, who disappeared along with Mr Nath five days ago and was presumed dead.

Earlier on Friday, a helicopter flew the body of Australian climber Maria Strydom, who also died on the mountain, to Kathmandu airport. Her husband accompanied her body to Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital.

On Thursday, a helicopter retrieved the body of Dutch climber Eric Holder. Attempts were being made to bring down the body of a third Indian climber, Subhash Paul, who also died on Everest.

Nearly 400 foreign climbers and Sherpa guides have made it to the top of Everest this year.

Separately, a Sherpa guide died on the adjacent peak of Lhotse and his body has been recovered.


From Belfast Telegraph