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Veritable traffic jam on the Mount Everest claims 10 lives

Nepal is facing criticism for reportedly issuing a record 381 permits for the Spring season this year, costing $11,000 each.

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You must have seen traffic jams which are a regular thing in big cities but at this time of the year its literal traffic jam on the world’s highest peak Mount Everest.

This came in to notice when an incredible photograph showing people queuing to reach the summit was posted on social media, as being reported about a climber complaining of “heavy traffic” totaling around 320 people.
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This veritable traffic jam on the mount has claimed many lives, last two deaths reported were of an Irish and a British climber. Reason of high rate of fatalities is when people have to wait in queues, they risk running short of oxygen, and may not have enough oxygen left on their way down

Expedition organizers on Saturday informed that British climber Robin Fisher, 44, reached the summit on Saturday morning but collapsed when he had traveled just 150 metres back down the slope.

The toll of fatalities on the world’s highest peak Mount Everest has reached to 10 deaths in one week. Nepali officials on Friday said that some climbers were getting caught in the crowds on the mountain and this was leading to exhaustion, dehydration and in the worst cases death.

Nepal is facing criticism for reportedly issuing a record 381 permits for the Spring season this year, costing $11,000 each.

Among the other deaths reported in this week were of  4 Indian nationals, 1 from Nepal, an Austrian and an American.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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