KATHMANDU, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Sherpa porter was killed and a British climber injured during an expedition to Mount Ama Dablam in an avalanche triggered by a mild earthquake on Monday.
According to Director at Department of Tourism Durga Datta Dhakal, the deceased has been identified as Lakpa Thindu Sherpa, a local of Pangboche village in eastern Nepal. British national Ciaran Hill sustained injury in the incident.
The 6,812-meter Mount Ama Dablam is located in Nepal's eastern Solukhumbu district. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain on the planet, but technically most difficult for climbers.
"Sherpa breathed his last on the spot whereas the injured British climber has been airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment," Dhakal said.
The avalanche occurred on Monday while a 13-member expedition team along with Sherpa guides and high altitude porters left for Camp III from Camp II to scale the mountain.
A 5.6-magnitude quake, recorded in the border area of Solukhumbu and Ramechhap district, was felt in many parts of country. However, no damages were reported so far.
Ganesh Pant, warden at Sagarmatha National Park, told Xinhua, "The weather has worsened in Khumbu area since Sunday noon. However, no other damages in infrastructures have been reported so far."