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This Horrifying Video Captures The Moment An Avalanche Hit Everest Base Camp

A German climber filmed a wall of snow as it demolished a camp in Himalayas.

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A German climber has filmed an avalanche as it barrelled towards base camp at Mount Everest, following the deadly Nepal earthquake.

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The description on the video by Jost Kobusch says: "The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives."

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Eighteen people have died on Everest after the wall of snow and debris flattened part of the camp. The earthquake is believed to have killed 2,500 people so far.

The federal government is looking into reports that an Australian climber died on Everest.

"The Australian embassy in Kathmandu is urgently seeking to confirm these reports," said foreign minister Julie Bishop.

"We are trying to confirm the number of Australians in the country and will try and make contact with all of them."

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