21 May 2012

Three killed returning from Everest summit

9:23 pm on 21 May 2012

Officials in Nepal say three climbers have died while returning from the summit of Mt Everest.

The climbers are believed to be a South Korean, a German and a Nepali-born Canadian.

A Mountaineering Department official says conditions were favourable on Friday and Saturday morning but a wind storm swept the mountain later on Saturday, the BBC reports.

Two more climbers are currently missing.