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Nepal promises major climbing reforms


Three days after a deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest slopes claimed 13 lives, the Nepalese government Monday promised major reforms in the mountaineering sector and urged local Sherpa guides and other supporting staff to resume preparatory work ahead of the summer climbing season.

“The government is ready to undertake major reforms in the mountaineering sector,” Xinhua reported the ministry of tourism and civil aviation as saying.

An avalanche at an elevation of nearly 5,900 metres Friday killed at least 13 Sherpas while three others remain still missing. According to local officials, this is the single worst accident in record to hit climbers of the highest peak in the world.

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