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Three people found alive days after Nepal earthquake

Three people have been pulled out alive from the rubble of their home days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official has said.

Other developments include:

  • The number of confirmed deaths has risen to more than 8,000, an official from Nepal's home ministry said.
  • The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is appealing for donations to help get aid to Nepal after the devastating earthquake. Visit for details.
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Video shows panic as an avalanche hits Everest camp

A mountaineer on Everest has posted a video on YouTube, apparently showing the moment an avalanche hit base camp following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

The shocking footage appears to show a huge cloud of snow and rock cascading down onto the campsite from the mountain.

German adventurer Jost Kobusch posted the footage to his YouTube channel earlier today.

In the video, some of the climbers comment that "the ground is shaking" before turning around to see the huge moving wall of ice and debris descending onto their tents and engulfing them.

CAUTION: The video contains images and language some viewers may find upsetting.

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