By Manesh Shrestha, for CNN
updated 7:27 PM EDT, Mon May 21, 2012
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- Four people died while coming down the southern slope of the mountain during the weekend after reaching Mount Everest's 8848-meter (29,028 foot) summit, officials said.
The victims have been identified as Ebehard Schaaf, 61, a German medical doctor; Sriya Shah, 33, a Nepali-born Canadian woman; Song Wondin, a 44-year-old man from South Korea; and Wen Ryi Ha, 55, of China, according to officials with the tourism and civil aviation ministry and at the base of the mountain.
"Climbers climbing down the mountain have said that they have seen the body of the Korean," said Tilakram Pandey, of the tourism and civil aviation ministry, by phone from the base of the mountain.
The Korean had earlier been reported missing. There were reports of a Nepali missing as well, but those reports could not be verif
In: Regional News
Tags: fatalities, mountain climbers, dead, Mount Everest, cerebral edema, altitude sickness
Location: Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal (load item map)
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