Avalanche

Nepal quake death toll could reach 10,000

Nepal’s prime minister has warned that the number of people killed in the country’s worst earthquake in decades could reach 10,000. Sushil Koirala’s comment on Tuesday came as rescuers in Nepal were struggling to reach remote communities. With the UN estimating eight million people have been hit by the disaster, Koirala[…]

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SA adventurer tells of terror on Everest

Sean Wisedale, the first South African to summit the world’s seven highest peaks, recounted surviving the avalanche on Everest as a result of the earthquake and aftershocks that hit Nepal on the weekend. Netwerk24 reports Wisedale is updating his blog from the Everest base camp since the area was rocked[…]

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Nepal ends avalanche rescue efforts

Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe. At least 39 people, including trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan, died in the blizzards[…]

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More bodies found in Nepal avalanche area

A snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed at least 27 people, including eight foreigners and a group of local yak herders, while dozens of climbers remain unaccounted for, officials have said. Improving weather conditions allowed rescue workers to recover the bodies of four trekkers – two[…]

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