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Wilderness Mass Casualty Incident (MCI): rescue chain after avalanche at Everest Base Camp (EBC) in 2015

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The Nepal Earthquake of 2015 killed over 8000 people and injured over 20,000 in Nepal. Moments after the earthquake, an avalanche of falling ice came down from above Everest Base Camp (EBC). The air blast created by the avalanche flattened the middle part of EBC, killing 15 people and injuring at least 70. The casualties were initially triaged and treated at EBC and then evacuated by air to Kathmandu for definitive care. There were intermediate stops at the villages of Pheriche and Lukla duri...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.wem.2018.03.007

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
401-410
Publication date:
2018-06-08
Acceptance date:
2018-03-19
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EISSN:
1545-1534
ISSN:
1080-6032
Pubs id:
pubs:857689
URN:
uri:aff623c9-6db9-4c01-8007-bd34233f6ad2
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uuid:aff623c9-6db9-4c01-8007-bd34233f6ad2
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pubs:857689

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