Photographs emerge of deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

Photographs emerge of deadly avalanche on Mount Everest
By Seamus Kearney
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At least 17 people were killed at the Mt. Everest base camp on Saturday


Injured survivors from the deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest have been taken to Kathmandu.

At least 17 people were killed at the base camp on Saturday and searches for further victims are ongoing.

Reports from the area say aftershocks on Sunday have also caused new avalanches.

It is thought there were as many as 1,000 climbers and sherpas on the mountain when the first avalanche struck.

The deaths make it the worst ever disaster on Everest.

Incredible slideshow of photos by AFP</a>&#39;s <a href="">robertoindelhi at Everest Base Camp w/ akannampilly</a> when <a href="">#Nepal</a> quake hit: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Sara Hussein (sarahussein) April 26, 2015

1st survivors of avalanche at Everest base camp flown to Nepal's capital; injuries not deemed life-threatening:

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 26, 2015

Fears for Everest trekkers after avalanches sweep mountain

— The Times of London (@thetimes) April 26, 2015

Nepal earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest that swept through the base camp

— WSJ Asia (@WSJAsia) April 26, 2015

Earlier: WSJ story on sherpas, fate and the dangerous business of Everest (May 2014)

— WSJ Asia (@WSJAsia) April 26, 2015

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