INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Six Indiana residents are sharing their experiences in Nepal when a large earthquake struck last month, leading to the deaths of at least 7,500 people.
David Carter of Indianapolis and the others were visiting the South Asian county for a 38-mile hike to the base camp at Mount Everest. But on April 25, day six of their village-to-village journey, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, causing an avalanche at base camp and killing thousands of people.
Some of the hikers initially thought they were experiencing vertigo or altitude sickness. But they pressed on, not fully understanding the significance of the earthquake until they reached their destination, when they realized they barely missed being buried alongside those who died.
Carter says it was a “life-changing experience.''