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Image caption The deaths of two Irish climbers come amid an increase in the total number of deaths on the mountain. A second Irish climber has died while climbing Mount Everest in little over a week. The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it was aware of reports of the death of an Irish citizen on the north slope of Mount Everest on Friday. A spokesperson for the department added it was standing ready to provide consular assistance. It comes after university professor Séamus Lawless, went missing on the peak. He is believed to have fallen. It is understood the second climber was in his 50s, an experienced climber, and was descending the mountain after reaching Camp 3 at 8,300m (27,230 ft). Full story

24 May