Nepal Death Rises to 2200 as Aftershocks Levels More Villages

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A big aftershock between Kathmandu and Everest has unleashed more avalanches in the Himalayas. Hospital workers has taken to treat patients on the streets as it was too dangerous to keep them indoors.

The aftershock rocked buildings in the Indian capital New Delhi and halted the city metro.

The bodies of 17 climbers were recovered mount everest on Sunday after being caught in avalanches. A plane carrying the first 15 injured climbers landed in Kathmandu at around noon local time.

“There is a lot of confusion on the mountain. The toll will rise,” said Gelu Sherpa, one of the walking wounded among the first 15 injured climbers flown to Kathmandu. “Tents have been blown away,” said Sherpa, his head in bandages.

The 7.9 magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for the tourism-reliant country’s trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, home to many World Heritage sites.

Police put the death toll in Nepal at 2,152, with 5,463 hurt. At least 700 were killed in the capital, a city of about 1 million people where many homes are old, poorly built and packed close together.

Some 49 people were reported killed in neighbouring India.

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