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Mount Everest Death Toll Jumps to 10 as 4 Bodies Found in Tents

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By    |   Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:41 AM

Mount Everest's death toll jumped to 10 for the season after four bodies were found in two tents about 26,000 feet up the world's highest mountain. The bodies were found by rescuers there to recover another climber who died over the weekend, reported Fox News.

The four climbers found dead might have actually died from carbon monoxide poisoning after using stoves inside their tents, reported Reuters.

"It is most likely they died from carbon monoxide poisoning by using their stoves in the tent without proper ventilation," said U.S. climber Alan Arnette.

Their identities were unknown, and they were believed to have been climbing on their own.

"It is possible that some individual climbers obtained permits and were climbing without much support due to the cost factor," said Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group.

"It was windy and very cold in the mountain yesterday (Tuesday). It appears they died due to suffocation as they must have been using a stove to keep warm inside the tent," Ang added.

Five climbers had already died at Everest before the weekend in an attempt to reach the summit, which is over 29,000 feet high, said Fox News.

The climbing season started in March and ends this month. Mountaineering officials said the death toll is usually six for the whole season.

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Mount Everest's death toll jumped to 10 for the season after four bodies were found in two tents about 26,000 feet up the world's highest mountain. The bodies were found by rescuers there to recover another climber who died over the weekend.
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