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Terrifying Photos From Inside The Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest

04/26/2015 02:07 pm ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday triggered a massive avalanche at Mount Everest that left at least 18 people dead.

Roberto Schmidt, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, captured the terrifying scenes at Everest base camp when the avalanche hit.

Rescuers evacuated a number of avalanche survivors on Sunday, but many more climbers are feared to be trapped on the world's highest peak. "I heard a big noise, and the next thing I know I was swept away by the snow," tour guide Pemba Sherpa told the Associated Press. "I must have been swept almost 200 meters (yards)."

Take a look at Schmidt's photos of the avalanche and its aftermath, and check the end of this post to find out how you can help Nepal's earthquake survivors.

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In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies toward Everest base camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp in the Himalayas. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Prayer flags frame a rescue helicopter as it ferries the injured from Everest base camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, Sherpas, climbers, porters and rescue teams help carry a person injured by an avalanche that flattened part of Everest base camp. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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A rescue helicopter prepares to land and airlift the injured from Everest base camp on April 26, 2015. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rescue team personnel carry an injured person toward a waiting rescue helicopter at Everest base camp on April 26, 2015. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rescue team personnel carry an injured person toward a waiting rescue helicopter at Everest base camp on April 26, 2015. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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An injured person is loaded onto a rescue helicopter at Everest base camp on April 26, 2015. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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An injured person is carried by rescue members to be airlifted by rescue helicopter at Everest base camp on April 26, 2015. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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An injured person is carried by rescue members to be airlifted by rescue helicopter at Everest base camp on April 26, 2015. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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