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Security official to patrol Mount Everest 巡守聖母峰的保安官

A tourist stands at Sangbhoche to admire Mount Everest (left) and Mount Lhotse (right), Nepal, June 2, 2007. 今年六月二日,一名遊客在尼泊爾Sangbhoche欣賞珠穆朗瑪峰(左)與洛子峰(右)之美。

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Many robberies have recently happened on Mount Everest. Now a security official will be employed to try to stop more robberies from happening.

Last spring there were four reports of theft above base camp on the Tibetan side. People complained about losing things like oxygen bottles and food and cooking gas. But nobody could go to investigate.

To help protect climbers, Chinese authorities will have an officer work from the Advanced Base Camp starting in spring 2008. The official will work at an altitude of 6,600m. He or she will be able to investigate complaints of theft and will be allowed to search people accused of stealing.

Everest can be climbed from the south through Nepal or from the north through Tibet.

Thefts have not been reported on the southern route. There are no plans to place security officials there.(Staff Writer, with AFP)

珠穆朗瑪峰(又名聖母峰)最近發生多起搶案。因此,中國將指派一名官員進駐負責該區,設法防止搶案再度發生。

去年春天,根據再聖母峰西藏翼的大本營有四起竊盜案發生。

登山客紛紛埋怨他們的物品失竊,被偷走的東西包括氧氣筒、食物、和烹煮用瓦斯等。

但是卻沒有人能攀上高峰調查這些失竊案。

為了保護登山客安全,從明年春天起,中國政府將指派一位官員進駐前進營地開始守衛此區。這位官員將在海拔六千六百公尺高的地方執勤,他/她將負責調查登山客物品失竊事件,並獲授權可臨檢受指控隻可疑嫌犯。

要攀越聖母峰可由南路出發向北走經尼泊爾,或從北京過西藏到達。

由於南路未獲報竊盜案件,因此官方並沒有打算在南路派警駐守。

(法新社/翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. security adj.

保全的(bao3 quan2 de5)

例: Security issues caused the problem.

(保全問題引起爭議)

2. employ v.t.

雇用 (gu4 yong4)

例: We will employ three garbage picker-uppers.

(我們會請三個負責收垃圾的清潔員)

3. investigate v.i./v.t.

調查 (diao4 cha2)

例: Let's investigate the problem ourselves.

(我們靠自己來調查這個問題吧)

4. accuse v.i./v.t.

指控 (zhi3 kong4)

例: Samantha accused Jacob of stealing.

(莎曼莎指控賈柯柏偷竊。)


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