Mount Everest
Three people have died and two more are missing on Mount Everest (Reuters)

Three members of a climbing group have died and two remain missing after reaching the summit of Mount Everest, officials report.

One of the climbers who died has been named as German doctor Eberhard Schaaf, 61, was descending from the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

A Nepal-born Canadian, named Shriya Shah was also killed by the harsh mountain conditions. The other climber, a Korean, has not been named.

Two more climbers from the group remain missing, after it was cut off by a wind storm.

May is the busiest month for climbing attempts on the 29,035 foot summit.