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Subash Paul, an Indian climber dies scaling Mount Everest

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Published on 24 May 2016 4:32 AM GMT

Subash Paul, an Indian climber dies scaling Mount Everest
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Kathmandu: Subash Paul, an Indian climber lost his life and two others have gone missing while they were trying to scale Mount Everest.

Paul, who had fallen sick and was being taken down to safety, lost his life on Monday, said expedition organizers.

He had reached the 8,849-metre summit on Saturday but collapsed while descending the Hillary Step ice wall. He passed away in the region between Camp IV and Camp III.

Paul is the fifth climber to have died while attempting to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at 8,850 metres.

He was among four Indians who had gone missing on Saturday.

Expedition officials managed to locate Sunita Hazra on Sunday, but two other Indian climbers remained missing.

Sunita was airlifted to safety.

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