People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls.Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years, at 7.9 magnitude, killed at least 1,900 people Saturday including at least 17 climbers on Everest. At Everest camps 1 and 2, above base camp, 100 climbers and guides were unable to descend because of damage to a route through the treacherous Khumbu icefalls, a rescue leader said.Helicopters rescued seriously injured climbers in the morning and later brought down a few climbers from Camp 1 on Sunday, Romanian climber Alex Gavan, who was at base camp, posted on his Twitter account.
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