Video: Frightening Footage of Everest Avalanche

Earthquake triggered avalanche kills 18 on Mount Everest. Here's how you can help.

The death toll of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in central Nepal is nearing 4,000 lives. That number includes 18 climbers who died when the quake triggered a massive avalanche above a Mount Everest camp. This frightening video shows climbers running for their lives. “The camp looks like it was hit by a tornado,” Alan Arnette, a professional mountaineer told the Times. “Everything is smashed directly to the ground.”

Here is a list of groups requesting donations to help the rescue and recovery efforts in Nepal.

—John Clary Davies