5.5 magnitude earthquake in Nepal kills one

Published on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

nepalNepal was struck by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday that claimed the life of a 43-year-old Nepali guide and also a British climber. The earthquake that had struck at this part of the world had also triggered an avalanche on the Himalayan peak that they had been ascending.


The guide and the British climber belonged to a 13-member team.


They had been climbing the Dablam peak that has a height of about 6,812 metres. The peak is based in the Everest region. It was during this time that the region was hit by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake early on Monday.


Iswari Paudel, the managing director of Himalayan Guides told the media that the avalanche had occurred immediately after the earthquake took place.


Though the two people were flown, they had died on the way.


Currently, the British climber has suffered a few minor injuries. And, he is receiving medical treatment in Kathmandu. Iswari Paudel said that all the other members of the team were completely safe.


This is the second earthquake following the major earthquake that hit Nepal last year that measured about 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale.


It had killed 9,000 people.


Also, during April 2014, an avalanche that had struck Mount Everest killed 16 guides. This incident led to the shutdown of Mount Everest for the remaining part of the season.



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