As bodies return from Everest, relatives struggle to cope

May 27, 2016 8:54 AM

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KATHMANDU, Nepal — Climbers on Friday found the body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest, while a helicopter brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain. Worsening weather was forcing everyone to descend to safety, with the last missing climber presumed dead.

The discovery of Paresh Chandra Nath’s body brings the official Everest death toll this year to four. Searchers were unable to find the body of a fifth climber, Gautam Ghosh, who disappeared along with Nath on May 21.

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