As time moves forward and more victims are rescued or recovered from the devastating aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, more dramatic video footage is being posted on YouTube.
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That’s the case with videos like the above one titled “Hit by Avalanche in Everest Basecamp 25.04.2015,” which was uploaded on YouTube on April 26, and has already received nearly 12,000 views in a short time. The NBC Nightly News used footage from the video, which shows hikers reacting to the situation as they realize the ground is shaking. Folks can be seen in the video running out of fear as a big wall of snow, spelling an avalanche, heads toward them. The videographer hides inside a tent as the snow pummels the people.
“The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives.”
As reported by the Inquisitr, videos of the Nepal earthquake are also flowing into YouTube — some of them depicting the moment that the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck, causing buildings to shake and topple, water to slosh out of swimming pools, and trees to shake as animals and people ran for their lives.
Photos from the avalanche on Mount Everest have been published, reports the Huffington Post, by photographer Roberto Schmidt, the same avalanche that claimed the life of Google engineer Dan Fredinburg and at least 16 other climbers who died during the Everest avalanche. Along with 33-year-old Fredinburg, 29-year-old Dr. Marisa Eve Girawong — another American — also lost her life.
The initial avalanche wasn’t the only malady that occurred and hampered rescue efforts, but additional avalanches on Mount Everest hindered efforts to rescue more people, reports CNN, during a busy climbing season for those who sought to conquer the highest mountain in the world.
In terms of the above video, it is being called the initial authentic footage of the earthquake-induced avalanche on Mount Everest by outdoors sporting publications like Outside Magazine — with the two-minute, 27-second long video having assumed to be recorded by German climber Jost Kobusch. After the initial wall of snow passes the men in the video, one can be heard offering the other shelter beneath his coat, and — along with a litany of expletives — asking if the other is okay, while both can be heard breathing heavily after running for shelter. Snow can be seen all over the jackets of the subjects in the video.
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