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Climbers and sherpas brawl on Mount Everest

29/04/13 19:15 CET

Nepalese officials have moved quickly to assure climbers of their safety after a fight broke out on Mount Everest.

Witnesses said sherpas threw rocks at the tents of three climbers from Britain, Italy and Switzerland and that punches were thrown on Saturday.

Royalties for scaling Everest represent a valuable source of income for the impoverished country.

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