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Nepal earthquake: At least 17 killed on Mount Everest’s deadliest ever day

April 26, 2015

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From the Daily Express, Apr 26, 2015

By NICK GUTTERIDGE

AT LEAST 17 climbers have been killed on Mount Everest after a series of avalanches sparked by a huge earthquake buried the mountain’s base camp under a torrent of snow and ice.

Everest’s basecamp was hit by a series of huge avalanches following the earthquake

An enormous tremor in Nepal has so far claimed 1,900 lives across the Himalayan country, with rescue efforts being hampered by a series of powerful aftershocks this morning.

Among the mountaineers feared dead is a 33-year-old Google executive and a doctor who worked at the Everest basecamp.

Reports emerged today that 17 bodies have been recovered from the mountainside by rescue teams, while 15 injured climbers and sherpa guides have been airlifted to nearby hospitals.

Hundreds more people are believed to be stranded on climbing trails across the Himalayas, with official estimates stating that…

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