Kathmandu: Two more Indian climbers have died on Mount Everest due to an hours-long ‘traffic jam’, taking the toll to 8 of the Indian mountaineers who perished in their expedition to the world’s highest peak during this season. Nihal Bagwan, 27, and Kalpana Das, 49, died along with two other climbers above the 8,848-meter Mount Everest while descending the summit.

‘Traffic jam’ occurs on Mt Everest when many climbers vie for the summit at the same time, and can be dangerous above 8,000 metres known as the ‘death zone’. Bagwan who is from Maharashtra breathed his last at Camp IV on Mount Everest on the Nepal side after he was rescued by a group of Sherpa climbers from the balcony area.