A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday killed nearly 2,000 people, left a wake of destruction across the broader region, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
As rescue crews raced to find survivors, the death toll steadily rose. On Sunday, Nepal police officials said that more than 1,900 people were killed .
The avalanche buried part of the mountain’s base camp, which was full of mountaineers who had come for the start of the main climbing season. Alex Gavan, a climber who said he was at base camp, wrote on Twitter: “Running for life from my tent. Unhurt. Many many people up the mountain.”
An army spokesman told Reuters that at least 18 bodies had been found on Mount Everest. Google executive Dan Fredinburg was among those killed in the avalanche, CNN reports. READ MORE