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Three climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mt. Everest

Three climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mt. Everest

Three climbers have died on Mt. Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain, officials and expedition organizers said Monday.

An American climber died near the summit and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the top after a successful ascent, expedition organizers said.

Roland Yearwood, 50, of Georgiana, Ala., died Sunday but details were not immediately known, said Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivar Expedition agency based in Katmandu, Nepal's capital.

Indian climber Ravi Kumar fell sick on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, though his accompanying Nepalese...

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