Agence France-Presse reporter Ammu Kannampilly (2R), and Nepalese guide Pasang Sherpa (R) stand on a ridge over a valley leading north into the Khumbu region as they try to get a clear view of Mt. Everest on April 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT
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A major earthquake in Nepal Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eight people and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, a tourism ministry official said.The avalanche buried part of the base camp for climbers bound for Everest, according to Gyanendra Shrestha at the ministry in Kathmandu. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that there had been a "huge avalanche" on Everest and "many, many" people were up on the mountain.An avalanche in April 2014 just above the base camp killed 16 Nepali guides.
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