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Nepal quake: sherpas injured

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 01:23

Sherpas injured in the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal arrive in Kathmandu from their base near Mount Everest. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 A group of sherpas arrives in Kathmandu to an emotional reunion with relatives after leaving the small hill resort of Lukla, near Mount Everest. Some bear the scars of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that triggered an avalanche. The sherpas were heading back to their base at Lukla when the quake hit on Saturday. The quake's hit at a busy time of year for the country's tourist industry. An estimated 300, 000 foreigners are thought to be in Nepal. These French tourists are among them and finding it difficult to leave in the chaotic aftermath of the quake. (SOUNDBITE)(English) FRENCH TOURIST, CAROLINE, SAYING: "Today we don't know if the airport is open, if we have a flight, we don't know. We have no information, we would like, but we have nothing." (SOUNDBITE)(English) FRENCH TOURIST, PATRICK LEON, SAYING: "When the earthquake started, we were in the minibus to go to Bhaktapur and suddenly everything around was moving, we were very surprised because I thought first that bus is going to crash." By 1000GMT on Sunday the number of dead was officially put at more than 2, 100. Over 5, 460 people have been injured. International aid is on the way but it's feared the figures will rise further in the meantime.

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Nepal quake: sherpas injured

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 01:23