Three climbers returning from the summit of Mount Everest have died and two more are missing, a Nepalese mountaineering official says.
Gyanendra Shrestha said a German, a Nepal-born Canadian and a Korean died on Saturday while descending from the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) summit.
Mr Shrestha said the weather was favourable on Friday and Saturday morning, but a wind storm swept the mountain later on Saturday.
Mr Shrestha, stationed at the base camp of Everest, said he was waiting for details.
German climber 61-year-old doctor Eberhard Schaaf was believed to have suffered high altitude cerebral edema.
The Nepalese-Canadian climber was Shriya Shah, while the Korean mountaineer's name was yet to be confirmed. Source