Climbers died on Everest in Nepal

Climbers died on Everest in Nepal

Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said.

Members of their expedition teams reported a Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday, according to Gyanendra Shrestha, who is stationed at Everest's base camp during the climbing season and received the reports of the deaths.

The Japanese climber was identified as 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki and the Macedonian was 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov, the AP reported.

Kuriki was a known mountaineer who climbed many mountains and made several attempts on Everest. He was not successful in climbing Everest and lost most of his fingers due to frostbite during an attempt in 2012.

Shrestha said Kuriki's body was around the Camp 2 area while the Macedonian climber's body was at a higher elevation.

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