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Mount Everest Death Toll rises; Nepal denies overcrowding as the sole reason

Nepal's tourism authority denies the accusation that the rise in Mount Everest deaths is solely due to overcrowding. They say other factors, including adverse weather conditions, have also contributed. 10 people have been reported missing or dead so far. A local tour organiser told that 1 Indian climber Nihal Ashpak Bhagwan, died of exhaustion after being stuck in the traffic for more than 12 hours.