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Indian climber 3rd to die on Mount Everest in recent days

  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. A Nepal official says some 30 climbers have gotten frostbite or become sick on Mount Everest, in addition to two who died in recent days on the world's highest mountain. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, file)

    FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. A Nepal official says some 30 climbers have gotten frostbite or become sick on Mount Everest, in addition to two who died in recent days on the world's highest mountain. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just hours after a Dutch and an Australian climber died near the peak. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world's tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed at the highest reaches while waiting for the path to clear lower down, Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said Monday, May 23. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just hours after a Dutch and an Australian climber died near the peak. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world's tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed at the highest reaches while waiting for the path to clear lower down, Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said Monday, May 23. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)  (The Associated Press)

An expedition organizer says an Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world's tallest peak.

Wangchu Sherpa of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency in Kathmandu said Monday that Subhash Paul died overnight as he was being helped down the mountain by Sherpa guides.

Two other Indian members of Paul's team have been missing since Saturday. Another team member, an Indian woman who had fallen sick, was resting at a camp at a safer altitude.

A Dutch man died Friday and an Australian woman died hours later after suffering from altitude sickness on Everest. Dozens of other climbers have developed frostbite or become sick near the summit in recent days.