Kathmandu, April 25: Reports of avalanches came from the Mount Everest region following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. The avalanche came from the direction of Pumori. [Follow updates of earthquake]
According to a CNN report, sources of Nepal's largest Everest expeditions reported about landslides. The base camp suffered serious damage as a result of the avalanche. Conditions of several climbers were not known.
A 34-member team of the Indian Army team is in Nepal for a summer expedition to the Everest.
Everest base camp huge earthquaqe then huge avalanche from pumori.Running for life from my tent. Unhurt. Many many people up the mountain.— Alex Gavan (@AlexGAVAN) April 25, 2015
The NDTV Prime team near the Everest base camp is safe, but were thrown about and have a couple of minor injuries. #earthquake— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) April 25, 2015
A Massive earthquake just hit Everest. Basecamp has been severely damaged. Our team is caught in camp 1. Please pray for everyone.— Daniel Mazur (@danielmazur) April 25, 2015