Nepal: Earthquake triggers Mount Everest avalanche, eighteen people killed

April 25, 2015 2:40 PM

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Nepal: Earthquake triggers Mount Everest avalanche, eighteen people killed

Kathmandu: A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eighteen people and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, a tourism ministry official said.

The avalanche buried part of the base camp for climbers bound for Everest, according to Gyanendra Shrestha at the ministry in Kathmandu. "The toll could go up, it may include foreigners as well as sherpas (guides)," he said.

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