This Saturday the 25th of April a massive earthquake of 7,6 on the Richter scale occurred in Nepal. The epicentre of the earthquake was approximately 80 km east of Pohkara. There have been a number of aftershocks and today, Sunday, there was a very strong one at 6,7.
The reported number of deaths is rising by the hour and is according to the latest report (2015-05-05 09:00) at over 7 500. The Prime Minister of Nepal fears that as many as 10 000 might have died. 14 000 people are injured.
Also a number of climbers are reported dead and more are injured, amongst other things on Mount Pumori and Mount Everest. Bad weather has made rescue attempts extremely difficult. So far 17 climbers are confirmed dead and hundreds are stuck on the mountains in high camps. At Everest, because the route through Khumbu icefall is destroyed it’s impossible the go down to base camp.
At Use the Worlds’ Facebook page there is updated information.
On Cho Oyu, a number of climbers are stuck in advanced base camp because a glacier above camp is about to fall and it is extremely dangerous to move in the area. The swedish climber Robin Trygg is there right now. (www.dn.se) Read more at Robins home page (in Swedish).
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