kathmandu - The climbing expedition to the summit of Mount Everest has claimed a second victim. Last Friday, the group reached the summit of the highest mountain. The Dutchman Eric Arnold died a day later from the effects of altitude sickness. Now the expedition has claimed a second victim.
Also Dr. Maria Strydom did not survive the descent. The woman from Melbourne was in the same group as trekking Arnold and suffered from the same symptoms as the 35-year-old Dutchman. She died in front of her husband Rob Gropel, who had climbed the mountain. He's hurt, but now descend safely on, the mother of Strydom notify the Australian ABC. She heard the news through messages on the Internet.
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The 34-year-old Strydom taught at Monash University in Melbourne. The university expresses its sympathy on Facebook.