August 04: In one year thirteen foreign tourists who visited the Khumbu area in the Everest region have died and two are missing. According to the tourist Police Office Lukla report from May 2021 to June 2022, 13 foreigners died and two are missing.
According to Police Assistant Inspector Purna Prasad Dahal in charge of the office, on May 13 2021 a 34-year-old British national, a 41-year-old Swiss national and on May 22 2021 two British nationals aged 34 and 61 died while returning after climbing Mount Everest. On Oct 07 2021 a 20-year-old citizen of Kerala, India and on Nov 09 2021 19-year-old British citizen died in base camp area due to altitude sickness. Similarly, on November 07, 2021, three French nationals, two 27-year-olds and one 34-year-old fell and died while climbing Mount Everest, according to the Tourist Police Sub-Division Lukla.
On April 19, 2022, a 55-year-old Russian citizen died while climbing the mountain and on May 05 2022, a 55-year-old Indian citizen died after falling into a lake in Gokyo.
On May 14 2022, a 50-year-old Canadian man died while sleeping in Syangboche, and on June 03 2022, a 19-year-old British man committed suicide by hanging himself in Khumbu, police said.
A 31-year-old Indian citizen, and Yohan, a 50-year-old Korean citizen, who came to Khumbu on May 19 2022, have gone missing. District Police Office Solukhumbu said that the search mission for them is still ongoing. According to the police, most of the foreign tourists who died and went missing in the Khumbu region were traveling alone without a guide or helper.
This news is published on todays Nepalese newspaper.