A dramatic video, taken from a Mount Everest base camp the moment before, during and after a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal Saturday, depicts the frightening speed in which disaster can strike.
The video was captured and posted Sunday on YouTube by German climber Jost Kobusch.
WARNING: Strong language.
“The ground is shaking,” Kobusch can be heard saying at the beginning of the clip.
The avalanche approached seconds later, sending Kobusch and a companion scurrying amid a flurry of profanities for the only shelter they could find — a flimsy tent.
When the two men emerge alive along with others at the base camp, one can be heard saying that “there may be more.”
“Should we go back under the tent?” another asks.
“Stay together,” Kobusch advises.
These were some of the lucky ones — the survivors. The earthquake killed thousands of others, including at least three Americans: Google executive Dan Fredinburg, 33, Tom Taplin, a documentary filmmaker from Santa Monica and Marisa Eve Girawong, a N.J. native who served as a medic, according to the New York Daily News.
Two other Americans, both Brooklyn backpackers, are still missing.
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