Kathmandu, April 28: Around 200 people have been rescued from the Mount Everest region which was hit by a couple of avalanches following a devastating earthquake in Nepal measuring 7.9 in the Richter Scale, on April 26. Nepal's tourism ministry said this, adding that 19 people were killed in the disaster. [5 reasons why Nepal failed to cope with the earthquake]
Over 4,300 lives were lost all across Nepal as a result of the worst quake in 80 years. Huge loss of property was also witnessed in the country. Over 60 people were also killed in India. [Animals can predict quake, humans can't]
On Monday, four helicopters were deployed to evacuate the mountaineers stranded because of the avalanche.
Director General of the tourism ministry Tulsi Prasad Gautam told Xinhua that almost all climbers and high-altitude guides had descended from Camp 1 and 2, an AFP report said.
Departmental reports said five foreign nationals were among the 19 killed in the avalanches.
A number of countries rushed in relief to Nepal, the small Himalayan nation which is also one of the poorest in the world.