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  • Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits
    Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits

    By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani 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 more than 2,200 people, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. A big aftershock between Kathmandu and Everest unleashed more avalanches in the Himalayas. "Another one, we have an aftershock right now. Oh shit!" said Indian climber Arjun Vajpai over the phone from Makalu …

  • Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches
    Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches

    By Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls. Survivors on Everest described a cloud of rock and ice that smashed into base camp, and many climbers were still on the mountain when an aftershock triggered a new series of avalanches on Sunday. "Another one, …

  • Earthquake aftershock hits Nepal and India, magnitude 6.7
    Earthquake aftershock hits Nepal and India, magnitude 6.7

    NEW 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 …

  • Bad weather hampers search for avalanche survivors on Everest
    Bad weather hampers search for avalanche survivors on Everest

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Bad weather frustrated efforts to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche in possibly the single deadliest incident on the world's highest peak. Two helicopters were unable to reach Everest base camp on Sunday because of heavy cloud, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association."As soon as the weather improves and the visibility is …

  • Devastating Nepal quake kills 758, triggers deadly Everest avalanche
    Devastating Nepal quake kills 758, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday. Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures and patchy rain to sleep on pavements, in parks or in fields in the crowded Kathmandu valley, too afraid to return to homes damaged by a 7.9 magnitude quake which …

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