Avalanche sweeps Everest in Nepal; 30 injured

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, a senior mountaineering guide, injuring at least 30 people.
81 dead as 7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.
Historic tower collapses in Kathmandu after quake

A historic tower built in the 19th century collapsed in the Nepali capital Kathmandu following a severe earthquake on Saturday and at least one body was removed as police cordoned off the area, a Reuters witness said. The Dharara Tower, built in 1832, was a historic landmark that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years and had a viewing balcony on its eighth floor.
Quake triggers Everest avalanche, climbers at risk

A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world's highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain.Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that there had been a "huge avalanche" and "many, many" people were up on the mountain."Running for life from my tent," Gavan said. "Everest base camp huge earthquake then huge avalanche."Another climber, Daniel Mazur, said Everest base camp had been "severely damaged" and his team was trapped."Please pray for everyone," he said on his Twitter page.An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of Kathmandu causing buildings to collapse, killing at least 108 people, injuring more and leaving a pall of dust over the city.An avalanche in April 2014 just above the base camp on Mount Everest killed 16 Nepali guides. April is one of the most popular times to climb Everest before rain and clouds cloak the mountain at the end of next month.
Powerful Nepal quake kills at least 108, toll expected to rise

Handout shows people standing on the runway outside the International Terminal after a earthquake hit, at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, NepalBy Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said. The most powerful quake to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in 81 years also caused damage in neighboring Indian states and Bangladesh and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. A Nepal police spokesman said the death toll stood at 108 according to an initial estimate, most from the Kathmandu Valley. The devastation is not confined to some areas of Nepal.

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