Nepal quake: 200 rescued from Mt Everest, says country's tourism ministry

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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]

Nepal: 200 rescued from Mt Everest

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.

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