An earthquake-triggered avalanche slammed into hundreds of tents at … least 61 people injured and a total of 19 climbers and Sherpas dead.
1. Mount Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake kills 18: reports
An Indian army mountaineering team has found 18 bodies on Mount Everest, an army spokesman said, after a massive earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the world’s tallest mountain at the start of the main climbing season.
The earthquake hit Nepal and north India on Saturday afternoon, killing more than 1,300 people and collapsing buildings in Kathmandu.
Nepal’s Tourism Ministry could only confirm 10 deaths, but spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp.
He said two tents at the camp had been filled with the injured.
More than 1,000 climbers had gathered there at the start of the climbing season, including about 400 foreigners.
One of those killed was Dan Fredinburg, a Google engineer based in California.
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