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Photographs emerge of deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

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By Seamus Kearney
Photographs emerge of deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

<p>Injured survivors from the deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest have been taken to Kathmandu.</p> <p>At least 17 people were killed at the base camp on Saturday and searches for further victims are ongoing.</p> <p>Reports from the area say aftershocks on Sunday have also caused new avalanches.</p> <p>It is thought there were as many as 1,000 climbers and sherpas on the mountain when the first avalanche struck.</p> <p>The deaths make it the worst ever disaster on Everest.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Incredible slideshow of photos by <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP"><code>AFP</a>&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/robertoindelhi"></code>robertoindelhi</a> at Everest Base Camp w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/akannampilly"><code>akannampilly</a> when <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nepal?src=hash">#Nepal</a> quake hit: <a href="http://t.co/pb4AqOgfkj">http://t.co/pb4AqOgfkj</a></p>&mdash; Sara Hussein (</code>sarahussein) <a href="https://twitter.com/sarahussein/status/592242040232124416">April 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1st survivors of avalanche at Everest base camp flown to Nepal's capital; injuries not deemed life-threatening: <a href="http://t.co/xdilDYMsCg">http://t.co/xdilDYMsCg</a></p>— The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AP/status/592281994429657089">April 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Fears for Everest trekkers after avalanches sweep mountain <a href="http://t.co/vDdfKJqm96">http://t.co/vDdfKJqm96</a> <a href="http://t.co/Zv9cPV1HAV">pic.twitter.com/Zv9cPV1HAV</a></p>— The Times of London (@thetimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/592228706996879360">April 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nepal earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest that swept through the base camp <a href="http://t.co/8v7xirBwW4">http://t.co/8v7xirBwW4</a> <a href="http://t.co/zYfrGSyoiS">pic.twitter.com/zYfrGSyoiS</a></p>— <span class="caps">WSJ</span> Asia (@WSJAsia) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSJAsia/status/592166725594042368">April 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Earlier: <span class="caps">WSJ</span> story on sherpas, fate and the dangerous business of Everest (May 2014) <a href="http://t.co/ibhG4pX63Q">http://t.co/ibhG4pX63Q</a> <a href="http://t.co/gKLX8RgsM7">pic.twitter.com/gKLX8RgsM7</a></p>— <span class="caps">WSJ</span> Asia (@WSJAsia) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSJAsia/status/592200205782646784">April 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>