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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 …

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    Nation

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