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Nepal avalanche survivor: It was 'not my day to die'

The UK's Paul Sherridan has spoken to BBC Breakfast about surviving Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster and helping many trekkers to safety.

Snowstorms and avalanches killed at least 39 people on the slopes of the Annapurna range, and the death toll is expected to rise.

Police Sergeant Sherridan was trekking at over 5,000 metres in white-out conditions, with no map and no compass.

He managed to get to safety and saved many of his fellow trekkers.

  • 20 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia
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