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Irish climber catches on video the moment deadly earthquake rocked Everest

Paul Devaney was at Everest Base Camp in Nepal when the earthquake hit.

Source: Paul Devaney/YouTube

A LONGFORD CLIMBER has uploaded a video of the moment Mount Everest was rocked by the Nepalese earthquake which left thousands dead.

Paul Devaney and his team have been helping in the rescue effort on Mount Everest, in the wake of Saturday’s earthquake and avalanches.

The Longford man – who had been attempting an ascent of the peak with Everest veteran Mingma Tsiri Sherpa and other climbers from the UK and Norway – caught the moments he and his team had to take cover under a table when the earthquake hit.

Members of the team are seen praying as the avalanche roars around them.

11160639_881031755269169_8959965397133890743_o Source: Irish Seven Summits via Facebook

He told Matt Cooper on Today FM that the avalanche was “incredibly frightening”.

“The first thing that goes through your head is that this is not going to end well. We’re either going to be flung a severe distance or we’re going to be buried under snow.”

He says that the snow stopped 50 metres from base camp.

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