At least 10 South Africans trapped on Everest - report

2015-04-27 09:10

At least 10 South Africans are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu in Nepal, causing avalanches on the mountain, a report says.

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