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  • Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll exceeds 1,900
    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. With the government overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, India flew in medical …

  • Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopter
    Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopter

    By 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. …

  • 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 …

  • Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake
    Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

    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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