From Kevin Hester, only just returned from Nepal. Kevin our thoughts go out to you and to your friends
Hi everyone, thanks for your wonderful, caring P.M's and posts on the tragedy in Nepal. I am just home in NZ but in contact with our new friends in Nepal and trying to wade my way through this. Some of our friends are ok but suffering enormous damage. Some are missing in action and I am trying to contact them, please bear with me.
At least 108 killed, dozens trapped after 7.9-magnitude quake strikes Nepal
25 April 2015
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing at least four people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, reportedly causing numerous injuries.
People wait at a school after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. (Reuters)
image from http://earthquake.usgs.gov
Avalanche Sweeps Everest in Nepal; 30 Injured
25 April, 2015
A senior mountaineering guide says an avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the massive earthquake, while government officials say at least 30 people have been injured on the mountain.
Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association says that the avalanche apparently occurred between the Khumbu Icefall, a rugged area of collapsed ice and snow, and the base camp where most climbing expeditions have their main camps.
While details are unclear with communications limited to the Everest region, Tshering says the avalanche did not appear to have hit the base camp itself.
Nepal's Home Ministry, meanwhile, says 30 people have been injured on the mountain, though it was not clear where those injuries have taken place.