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Thirty climbers sick on Mount Everest after two deaths

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About 30 climbers have suffered frostbite or become ill on Mount Everest, after two more died from apparent altitude sickness, the BBC reports.

Two Indian climbers have also been reported missing in the mountain’s so-called “death zone” near the summit.

Despite the danger, the mountain’s most successful female climber reached the summit for the seventh time on Friday.

This climbing season is the first since an earthquake in Nepal last year that killed at least 18 people on Everest.

Nearly 400 climbers have reached the summit from the mountain’s Nepalese side since 11 May, thanks to good weather.

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