Death toll in Nepal surges amid hunt for survivors

April 27, 2015 10:04 AM

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Death toll in Nepal surges amid hunt for survivors

A cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies toward Everest Base Camp, moments before it flattened part of the camp in the Himalayas. Rescuers in Nepal are searching frantically for survivors of a huge quake on April 25 that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.

This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp on April 25. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia all survived the avalanche.

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