MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Nepal was shaken by a devastating earthquake which killed thousands of people and caused major damage in the region.
"19 bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp. About 50 are injured… Indian Army expedition team continues to assist in rescue operations," Sitanshu Kar said on Twitter.
#NepalEarthquake 19 bodies have been recovered from the Everest base camp. About 50 are injured…— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) 26 апреля 2015
The quake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest, which reportedly killed at least 65 people. The majority of the casualties are foreign nationals. Some 1,000 climbers are currently awaiting evacuation. The rescue operation is complicated by adverse weather conditions.
Several areas of India, Tibet and Bangladesh have also been damaged by the tremors.