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Avalanche On Mount Everest Kills Four

An Australian tourist and three Tibetans have died in an avalanche on Mount Everest while touring a restricted area.

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Three local herders and one Australian tourist have died in an avalanche at Mount Everest on Sunday evening. A local tourist group reportedly organized a tour of an off-limits area of the mountain. The group included a tour guide, two cooks, plus the the three herders and the one Australian tourist.

The Australian Embassy has confirmed the death of a 60-year-old man in Tibet, and the Xinhua News Agency has said officials in Shigatse say that following a rescue attempt, the man died as a result of altitude sickness, poor health and age.

A state broadcaster has said that 154 people who were stranded because of the avalanche were rescued on Tuesday.

Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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