Japanese climber dies on world top peak

15:39, May 14, 2011      

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A Japanese climber who became ill while attempting to surmount Mt. Qomolangma died just several hundred meters from the summit, according to the Nepalese Department of Mountaineering on Friday.

Ozaki Takashi was headed down the slopes on Thursday after he collapsed at an altitude of 8,600 meters. He died that afternoon.

He is the third climber to die this year while attempting to climb the world's highest peak from the southern side.

Source: Xinhua
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