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Mount Everest 'fight' probed

Nepalese mountaineering officials are investigating reports of a fight between three foreign climbers and local Sherpa guides on Mount Everest on Sunday

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Nepal officials vow to ensure Everest climbers' safety

Nepal officials have vowed to ensure the safety of climbers seeking to scale Mount Everest after three European climbers were involved in a fight with Sherpa guides.

Tourism Ministry official Dipendra Paudel said the government would ensure the safety and security of the climbers.

"There was a slight misunderstanding and communication gap between them," Paudel said. "This has been sorted out and the climbers are at the base camp".

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