Truly heartbreaking.

The terrifying moment desperate climbers ran for their lives as avalanche hit Everest base camp: Dramatic video emerges amid warnings that Nepal earthquake death toll could hit 10,000

Dramatic moment the Nepal earthquake hit

Amateur video footage (left) shows how a huge wall of snow and debris hurtled towards Everest Base Camp, moments before it flattened part of the camp in the Himalayas yesterday. Climber Jost Kobusch, who worked in the Special Forces in the German Mountain Army, took the video said he felt the ground shaking and then ran for his life from the cloud of snow.

More than 2,500 people died in the quake as buildings collapsed raining down debris on the streets below. As many as 18 climbers, including three Americans, and sherpas are feared dead after a series of avalanches buried Everest Base Camp following the tremors. Also pictured (left inset and right): Climbers emerge from their tents to find the camp flattened.

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  1. Focusing on a few rich privileged western egotist [climbers] when thousands of Nepalese have died seems a bit… I dunno…

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