Two mountaineers die on Everest as climbing reopens despite pandemic
16 May 2021 | 12:50 pm
The peak's new season has cost two lives, as local mountaineers urge foreign climbers to bring down leftover oxygen bottles for Nepalese residents left breathless by COVID-19.
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