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Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche

A massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, leaving at least 10 people dead on the mountain and several more injured. It is unclear if those who died were climbers or guides. The avalanche, according to Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, fell between near one of the mountain’s base camps.

Several of those who survived have been using blogs and social media to alert their loved ones that they’re okay, as well as to tell their stories, many of which are enough to send chills down one’s spine. Dutch climber Eric Arnold’s account was especially vivid. He tweeted a link to a blog post, describing his experience in Dutch.

26 Apr 2015