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Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche on Mount Everest
Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche above the most popular Mount Everest base camp at the height of climbing season, killing at least 10 people and stranding others at the perilous Khumbu Icefall, Nepalese officials and climbers reported. "Running for life from my tent," Romanian climber Alex Gavan said via Twitter, describing the avalanche as huge. Climber Daniel Mazur tweeted from Everest Base Camp that it had been "severely damaged" and that his team was trapped. "Please pray for everyone," he said. "Aftershock!" Mazur tweeted moments later. "#Everest team is in camp 1, hanging on. #Icefall route...

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