Rescuers use a makeshift stretcher to carry an injured person after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake flattened parts of Everest Base Camp, April 25, 2015. AFP/Roberto SCHMIDT
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AFP Nepal bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly was at Everest base camp Saturday when an avalanche cascaded down the mountain, flattening everything in its path.Eighteen people are so far known to have died in the tragedy, which comes barely a year after the death of 16 Sherpa guides in an avalanche that had been the worst disaster in Everest's history.Like many of the climbers, Foulsham had returned to base camp for a second shot at the summit of the world's highest mountain after last year's climbing season was canceled for the first time ever.Speaking at base camp, the 38-year-old marine biologist recounted the moment that he was knocked off his feet by what he called "a 50-story building of white".
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