3 Americans die at Mt. Everest in Nepal earthquake as death toll crosses 2500: Latest Update
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has taken the lives of thousands of people. Though right now the death toll is being said to be around 2500, there are reasons to believe that it may go up substantially as rescue teams have yet to reach to far off places.
In the meantime rescue and assistance from many nations is reaching to the devastated Nepal where aftershocks are keeping people on the edge.
On Saturday noon, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 at Richter scale hit the nation that is on the edge. If that was not enough, another 5.2 powerful aftershock created fear in the evening. This is not all. More than fifty powerful to medium tremors have shaken the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding areas in India and Bangladesh.
In the meantime reports suggest that as many as three Americans have died in the avalanche on Mt. Everest triggered by the massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering said on its website that Marisa Eve Girawong was a camp medic who was killed when the avalanche hit the base camp where she was working.
Meanwhile people are expressing sorrow at the loss. Garret Madison of Madison Mountaineering confirmed Girawong’s death in a recorded audio dispatch. “Our hearts go out to the family of Eve Girawong,” Madison said. “She is loved by all of us in base camp and a great addition to our team and helped us tremendously. She will be missed greatly.” The State Department has confirmed three Americans died but has not released their identities.
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