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News from Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Helicopter accident in Everest base camp
Our team not affected

In a helicopter accident at Mount Everest Base Camp at Khumbu Glacier, at least one person was killed and several severely injured. We are deeply shocked, it is incredible that such a thing had to happen. We express our condolence and our concern about the injured.

Our team was not affected by the accident, everybody is ok. We have no news yet from the summit climbers. During the last telephone contact they had not yet all returned to base camp.

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