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This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) all survived the avalanche. [ Photo by Azim Afif via AP]

Everest climbers describe 'horrible' scene after Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, leaving at least 17 people dead on the mountain and 61 injured. Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said early today that 22 of the seriously injured have been taken by helicopter to Pheriche villa …


  1. Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages (w/video)


    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -— Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, …

    Nepalese soldiers carry a wounded woman to a waiting Indian Air Force helicopter Monday as they evacuate victims of Saturday's earthquake from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu's airport. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake was expected to rise as rescue workers reach vulnerable mountain villages still inaccessible two days later. [Associated Press]
  2. Storm during regatta kills 2, leaves 5 missing


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  3. Relatives could be allowed to pay ransoms for U.S. hostages


    WASHINGTON — A White House review of hostage policy is likely to recommend that the government not block ransom payments by family members seeking release of captives, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, citing an unnamed U.S. official.

  4. Aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake (w/video)


    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Each time this city shuddered with aftershocks from the earthquake that convulsed Nepal, Dr. Samaj Gautam felt an urge to join the millions of residents who fled to safety outdoors. But working in a hospital emergency ward inundated with the wounded, and their broken limbs, fractured skulls, and …

    Family members break down during the cremation of an earthquake victim in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. [Associated Press]
  5. Things to know about earthquake in Nepal


    The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck the Nepal region on Saturday, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response.

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