Nepal earthquake: Live Report
Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopterBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said. The first injured were helicoptered out in the morning, Romanian climber Alex Gavan tweeted from base camp. U.S. climber John Reiter said dozens of people had suffered critical injuries, many of them with head injuries. Seventeen bodies were recovered after part of Everest base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told Reuters.
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Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) ? A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock shook the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, a day after the massive earthquake devastated the region with more than 1,900 deaths and destroyed homes and infrastructure.
Earthquake aftershock hits Nepal and India, magnitude 6.7NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake aftershock struck India and Nepal on Sunday, shaking buildings in New Delhi and triggering an avalanche in the Himalayas. The United States Geological Survey said the tremor was 6.7 magnitude, less than the 7.9 quake that struck the region on Saturday killing at least 1,900 people. "Another one, we have an aftershock right now, oh shit," Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai told Reuters by telephone from advanced base camp on Mount Makalu, 20 km (12 miles) from Everest. Screams and the sound of an avalanche could be heard over the phone line Vajpai was speaking on.
Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll exceeds 1,900
By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in the capital Kathmandu. In Everest's worst disaster, the bodies of 17 climbers were recovered from the mountain on Sunday after being caught in avalanches. The toll will rise," said Gelu Sherpa, one of the walking wounded among the first 15 injured climbers flown to Kathmandu.
U.S. Geological Survey says Kathmandu region has been hit by magnitude 6.7 aftershockKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) ? U.S. Geological Survey says Kathmandu region has been hit by magnitude 6.7 aftershock.
Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors as toll tops 2,000
Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically on Sunday for survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp. Terrified residents of Kathmandu were woken by fresh aftershocks in the worst disaster to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in more than 80 years, with many forced to spend the night trying to sleep out on the streets and open ground in tents. India flew out its stranded citizens in military planes while a 62-strong Chinese rescue team arrived with sniffer dogs. National police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said the number known to have died in Nepal had risen to 1,953 while 4,629 people had been injured.
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