Cell phone video shows Nepal quake survivors rescued from Everest

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Helicopters rescued seriously injured climbers from Mount Everest on Sunday (April 26) morning after an earthquake-triggered avalanche ripped through tents

Cell phone video shows Nepal quake survivors rescued from Everest

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION).

STORY: Helicopters rescued seriously injured climbers from Mount Everest on Sunday (April 26) morning after an earthquake-triggered avalanche ripped through tents at the base camp.

Nepal’s worst earthquake in 81 years, at 7.9 magnitude, killed at least 1,900 people on Saturday including at least 17 climbers on Everest.

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. There were no immediate reports of more casualties.

The 6.7 magnitude aftershock felt as far away as Delhi also set off an avalanche on nearby Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth highest peak.

Tourism ministry officials estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on the ascent to the peak when the earthquake struck.

The Saturday avalanche buried part of base camp and swept away tents as climbers gathered near the main route to the summit at the beginning of the climbing season in the deadliest incident on the mountain.

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