Mount Everest’s deadliest disaster: 12 Nepali guides killed, 3 still missing

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing at least 12 people and leaving three others missing in the deadliest incident in the mountain’s history.

Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said the avalanche hit about 6:30 a.m. Friday in an area just below Camp 2 at 21,000 feet, where climbers and guides had gathered to prepare for climbing season, which begins in mid-May.The map shows the main climbing route up Mount Everest, where the deadly avalanche struck Friday.

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