At least 22 climbers were killed and 217 others were missing near the base camp of Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, stranded after an avalanche swept Nepal huge earthquake triggered the world’s highest peak.
More than 60 climbers were injured and many foreign adventurers, climbers and guides at the base camp were reported missing when an avalanche swept down Everest and buried under snow yesterday, India Times reported today.
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While 17 people were killed at the base camp , five other deaths – were reported on Sunday – is the area below the base camp , the interior ministry official said.
Thirty-two people were rescued from the region to date. They were rescued by five helicopters, said Suresh Acharya, joint secretary in the ministry of tourism.
About 22 people severely injured climbers on Sunday transported by helicopter, including from the Indian air force, to the village of Pheriche, the nearest medical facility, despite the bad weather hamper rescue and relief operations. Some of the injured have also been transported by plane to the capital.
Romanian climber Alex Gavan, who were in the base camp , mem- posting to his Twitter account: “All helicopter evacuated badly injured. Caring for those in need. Do you want to sleep.”
There are more than a hundred climbers in the camps I and II of Mount Everest, on top of the base camp , and all were reported safe, Nepal Mountain Association official said on Sunday.
Team Mountain Indian soldiers were hiking in Everest also safe at base camp (17,500 feet) and on Saturday had helped evacuate 13 bodies, said an Indian army spokesman.
54 year old Indian man who tried to climb all the highest peaks on seven continents, stuck in camp II Everest along with eleven other climbers.
One Chinese climber is one among the dead, while the technology company Google on Sunday reported the death of one Google executive California, Dan FREDINBURG, the Everest disaster.
Madison Mountaineering bermaskas in the US who said doctors base camp of his, Marisa Eve Girawong, was killed in an avalanche on Everest.
Nepal tourism ministry officials estimate that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, were in the base camp when the worst earthquake in 80 years on Saturday afternoon triggered avalanche on Everest. The quake also shook the neighboring India and China, as India Times reported.