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Today: A report from Nepal and Peter Hillary

May 1st, 2015

Episode 326 of 1744 episodes

It’s been six days since the earthquake that devastated Nepal, and the subsequent avalanche which swept through Everest’s base camp killing 18 people. One eyewitness was Peter Hillary, son of Sir Edmund Hillary who, together with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first to conquer Everest. On Thursday’s programme we heard that by total coincide the sons of these legendary mountaineers sought refuge in the same Nepalese village after being caught out by the avalanche. Divya Arya reports on the international aid teams trying to get aid out to villages in rural areas beyond Kathmandu. Peter Hillary is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary.

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