25/04/2015 4:38 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Earthquake Avalanche Kills Eight At Nepal's Everest Base Camp

Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU — An avalanche triggered by a deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday buried a part of the base camp for climbers bound for Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, Nepal's tourism ministry said.

"The toll could go up, it may include foreigners as well as sherpas," tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha said.

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