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BBC Panorama: Disaster On Everest (Nepal Earthquake Documentary)

The BBC are set to air a documentary about the Nepal earthquakes, during which; one of their reporters was half way up Mount Everest. Tom Martienssen and a team of British Army Gurkhas were subsequently trapped, and the program uses their footage to tell the story of rescue and tragedy.

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The BBC’s blurb for this edition of Panorama reads, “BBC reporter Tom Martienssen was halfway up Mount Everest when an earthquake made the mountain shake. Tom and a team of British Army Gurkhas were trapped after a wall of rock and ice came crashing down around them. Their footage tells the story of an extraordinary rescue and of the people who lost their lives on Everest.

After a second devastating quake, Tom returns to Nepal to find the men who were with him on the mountain and to discover how the country is coping amid continuing aftershocks.”

The Nepal Earthquake from earlier in the year was tragic, but there are a few success stories. You can watch at 20.30 on Monday 22nd June on BBC1, and again on BBC News, Wednesday 24th June at 03.30 then finally on BBC2, Friday 26th June at 00.20.

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