[Watch Video] Deadly Avalanche At Mount Everest Base Camp


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You’ve been warned: this video contains graphic language.

A new video has surfaced from Mount Everest’s base camp in Nepal. Shot by German climber Jost Kobusch, the video shows an alarming avalanche generated by the 7.8 earthquake which devastated the entire nation on Saturday.

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“The ground is shaking.”

“F*ck, f*ck, f*ck!”

“No, no, no. Wait, wait, wait. Maybe there’s coming more.”

These were repetitive phrases gasped in abrupt fear and uncertainty. Six seconds into the video, Kobusch realized the ground was shaking. Climbers can be seen running from the avalanche, rushing into tents. Clearly, no one had an inkling what was about to occur.

At least 18 people died and 61 people were injured in the avalanche. Kobusch hid in a tent along with other climbers.

Facebook Jost Kobosch German climber

Photo: Facebook/Jost Kobusch

Toward the end of the video, Kobusch and other climbers contemplated on moving toward the kitchen tent, only to soon realize that the kitchen tent had been annihilated from the avalanche.

Tourism authorities believe there were 1,000 climbers at the base camp during the avalanche. The massive earthquake in Nepal caused 3,617 deaths so far (the number is expected to rise,) and more than 6,500 people have been injured. 200 climbers and more have been rescued from Mount Everest.

Source: New York Daily News. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

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