Videos show Mount Everest avalanche from survivors' perspectives
Videos have begun to emerge of the deadly avalanches on Mount Everest triggered by the massive earthquake in Nepal.
The earthquake struck Saturday north of the capital city of Kathmandu, where more than 2,500 people are reported dead. The quake and ensuing aftershocks also caused avalanches on Mount Everest. At least 18 people were killed on the mount and another 61 injured, according to the Associated Press. Survivors began being rescued from the mountain by helicopter Sunday.
"I managed to dig out of what could easily have been my grave," one survivor, Bhim Bahadur Khatri, told the AP. "I wiggled and used my hands as claws to dig as much as I could. I was suffocating, I could not breathe. But I knew I had to survive. I dug a few more feet until I was out of the snow and could breathe. I looked around and saw the tents all torn, crushed and many people injured. I had lived, but lost many of my friends."
Several climbers posted videos on social media showing the frantic moments before the camp was buried by snow and rocks.
- Dan Gartland