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we will have much more straight ahead in the newsroom and it all starts right now. happening now in the newsroom aftershocks rocking nepal. >> people missing more than 24 hours now. >> american climbers on mount everest among those dead or missing. >> there are hundreds of people starving on the mountain. >> base camp obliterated. >> started running. >> desperate rescues now under way. plus protests in baltimore explode into violence. stores vandalized. >> please please stop the violence. freddie gray would not want this. >> camden yards on lockdown. fans unable to leave. >> i am to a degrees disappointed. just a small number of people that felt that they had to turn this into an ugly event. >> newsroom starts now.
hello again, everyone welcome. i'm fredricka whitfield. just into cnn, some of the most incredible images yet from mount everest, right after that deadly earthquake in nepal yesterday. take a look at this video from the base camp as it happened. >> the ground is shaking. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> whoa! whoa! whoa! [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ].
wait. wait. maybe there's coming more. yeah. [ bleep ] >> should we go back to the tempt? oh. oh. the kitchen. >> stay together. stay together. and we try to -- [ inaudible ] there is no kitchen around. [ wind blowing ] >> now incredible images here of hikers. that was in the midst of an avalanche. the earthquake hit there in nepal and we were seeing it raw,
uncut, what happened. you saw that giant plume. that was snow and that avalanche simply engulfed all of these trekkers who were at base camp. you saw them by the dozens. this is where they converge before they make their big trek up mount everest and you could hear them as they took cover in their tents. you could hear the heavy breathing. they were simply frightened, not knowing what was gonna happen next. we know that to be a german hiker, the voice that you heard mostly on that tape and that video was posted on youtube. cnn, of course is reaching out to the hikers to learn more about their ordeal how they all are doing. we have since learned that 17 hikers at least 17 hikers have been killed from the devastation after that earthquake on mount everest, including three americans, one of which was a google executive. so, let me bring in someone now who has faced avalanches before conrad anchor is a professional mountain climber who has climbed peaks in nepal. so when you see and hear that
kind of video that we came across there on youtube what comes to mind for you? >> immediately, it was my own experience in '99 when a large block of ice many miles above us released and then came down. so in the instance of this avalanche, there was a hanging glacier, so there's a glacier with a big cliff below it between pimori and lanetrain and when that earthquake triggered that many tons of ice came down accelerated over a vertical cliff and then hit the slopes below it. so it picked up along the way, the wind blast that we saw in that video. >> wow. you know, when we look at this video again, you know on base camp and you can describe better than anyone what it is like. this is the area where dozens of trekkers in their camps, they -- they are there getting their bodies acclimated before they make their big ascensions up in this case mount everest.
so there is a real vulnerability that comes to that too as you can see in that video. you just have the tent. you just have, you know your equipment to protect you against the elements. give me an idea of if there necessary any way in which a climber can prepare themselves when something like this whether it be an avalanche or in the case that you experienced, you know a peas of a glacier to come falling what do you have? what are your instincts that you rely on in a case like that? >> when something this large this fast happens, you go from sort of rational oh what should i do to autonomic thinking. you're immediately in survival mode. so its these most animal instinct very most reptillian part of our brain that says flee take cover, take shelter. what's interesting we have rest base camp is sich waited on a live glacier, which is moving. the rocks on it can be quite large themselves can tumble in the process of it.
there's probably 360 visiting climbers and then probably another staff of 4 to 500 nepalese there. there's probably 1,000 people at everest base camp each spring. and base camp is what was affected by this avalanche. >> oh it's incredible. this base camp it also is a place where bell may be for a period of time just to get their bodies accustomed to the altitude. so already in some cases, you know some climbers are already feeling -- not feeling as strong as they would like to until their bodies get used to the area. describe that feeling, as a trekker, what you have to do to get your body accustomed. >> everest base camp is situate and the 17,000 feet approximately 5,200 meters. and the body needs oxygen to survive. with this lack of oxygen it takes time to acclaim malt advertise, that's why everest takes a while for climbers to get there they have to move up
to camp. they have to get used to it. they exercise a little more. and then after about five or six weeks, you're at this peak fitness and then you make your attempt to the summit. stay any longer than that and you're diminishing rewards and sort of lose all your strength. >> in all, you invest about how much time? when you take a trip like this let alone it's -- it's very difficult to get to it may take you days if not a couple weeks just to get, you know to kathmandu from wherever you are in the world. and then you get yourself to base camp you may stay at base camp how long before you may begin your trek? >> basically, everest mission, one would look anywhere from ten weeks to eight weeks, door-to-door. so it takes ten days to get to the base. and then once you're there you start to acclaim mat advertise. so it's 40 to 60 days on the mountain is sort of par for the course. they can -- climbers can accelerate that by sleeping in hyperbaric tents before they
depart but also it doesn't play favors. you have a lack of oxygen and how blast you acclaim mat advertise, how fit you are and also genetics. >> right, the air is very thin there, very difficult to breathe. you get -- you may succumb to headaches a feeling of lightness for a lot of people. we look at this video and the images of this avalanche, it is remarkable that those who were taking the pictures survived that as far as we can see and able to post that video. they got into their tents, as far as we can see. and that that heavy snow would come down on their tents. what do you envision you know they endured? what would you do in a situation like that given that you're an experienced climber yourself? >> you probably want to seek shelter and then you want to protect your head. that's the most important part. so actually go up like that and you cover it as best you can.
it was probably unlikely that the climbers were wearing helmets at 11 in the morning, they were probably going about business might have been communicating with their -- via computers and satellite imagery, working on their equipment, so once that strikes, you want to run for cover. from a personal standpoint imagine if you were inside of a sleeping bag and then getting pummeled with blocks of ice. so you're in your sleeping bag, you're being tossed around and sort of injured. so many fatalities that happened were not from being buried which the cause of death is suffocation, blunt trauma, the result of rock and ice debris that comes down just covers you and eventually take your life. >> make perfect sense when you hear among those who were killed on mount everest, one served
severe head injuries that would explain the cause of death for that one person. you see images like this you no he about the potential dangers on any trek on any climb, does this in any way discourage you or perhaps even make you rethink your next journey? >> i love the mountains. it's what i do. it's been my life since i was a young man. and yeah there is tremendous risk especially in the himalayas. they are the most active mountain range on our planet. they are incredibly young. they are about 80 million years, geologically speaking and being as tall as they are, they get a tremendous amount of snow especially in the monsoon that forms glaciers and they are triggered. when you have an earthquake you will have a release of ice all around. and so this is understood in glaciology and geology circles that when an earthquake happens, you cannot predict that. but again, it comes down to
individual question is it worth the risk of going out there and challenging that and my own personal thing, i love being in the mountains and i will -- i don't need to go climb everest again, but i do enjoy being out there in that -- the sense of challenge and team work you have with your friends. >> that's incredible. incredible community. and commitment that is involved in every trek of that scale, for sure. conrad a nker thank you so much for your expertise, your insight and your own sharing of your own experiences. appreciate it. >> thank you frederica. >> all right. and we will have much more straight ahead. 40% of streetlights in detroit at one point did not work. at the time that the bankruptcy filing was done the public lighting authority had a hard time of finding a bank. citi did not run away from the table like some other bankers did. they had the strength to help us go to the credit markets and raise
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welcome back. as search and rescue efforts continue in nepal, just 24 hours after that very sizable earthquake we are also now getting in some extraordinary images. we know that earthquake in nepal impacted the very populace area of kathmandu, as well as on mount everest. and what you're about to see is some incredible video that was on youtube and it shows base camp. you're going to see, this is the area where dozens if not hundreds of trekkers have their tents set up. they may be there for days if
not even weeks to get their bodies acclimatized before they make their ultimate treks up to the summit. again, you are seeing many of the climbers in the midst of an avalanche that strikes after that earthquake many of whom do not have helmets on and perhaps even they just have light gear. watch. >> the ground is shaking. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> whoa! whoa! whoa! [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. come under my jacket. hurry.
>> should we go back to the tent? oh. [ bleep ] >> should we go back to the tent? oh. oh. maybe the kitchen tent. >> stay together. stay together. and we try to -- [ inaudible ] there is no kitchen tent around. [ wind blowing ] the kitchen tent is gone. wow, incredible. they are among the lucky ones surviving an avalanche there in mount everest after that earthquake yesterday hitting nepal. we understand this that the voice that you heard was a german hiker and this video was
posted on youtube. cnn is of course reaching out to the hiker to learn more about their ordole. we have also since learned that at least 17 hikers in mount everest died after the earthquake hitting nepal, among them an executive with google. we will have much more on the survival stories as well as the stories of those who have perished. meantime cnn's malic ka cap poor is live for us in calcutta india, on the latest for the search for the survivor the rising death toll talking about, what at least 2500 people who have died in nepal as a result of this earthquake, right? . that's right. there could be more in the next few days there are hills, hills of rubble on streets and squares all over nepal.
s, a loud cheer erupts in that area when they are pulled out of the rubble. but it is getting more and more rare to see that happen. remember the first 72 hours after an earthquake are absolutely critical. and chances of finding survivors begins to fade as the hours wear on. but it is likely that the death toll could rise significantly. also remember that many people have not been -- many rescue teams have not been able to access the rather remote area of them aboutal. communication is very patchy. the roads have been broken. it's very difficult to reach some villages where we are told that it is possible that some
villages could have been entirely flattened and the -- once people reach those areas, the death toll could be significantly higher in the days to come. >> oh my goodness. of course the roads are still impassable in some instances. we know the airport opened up earlier this morning, but flights in are limited,by means supplies in are very limited. what are some of the means in which i'd say india's specialists are trying to get in? >> well they have managed to get certain aircraft in today, they were hoping to get 13 aircraft in today carrying relief supplies till about three hours ago, they had managed to get in five aircraft. the good news is that they were continuing to work throughout the night. it is almost 2 a.m. over here but that's not going to stop them. the priority is to get in relief supplies and they do need supplies desperately in nepal. they are running low on the most
basic of basic supplies. they are running out of food. they are running out of drinking water. they don't have enoughed me since. they don't have blankets. and these are the things india has sent in today on a number of its military aircraft that have gone in. they have also sent in a team of doctors because the hospitals, we are told in nepal are overflowing and doctors can't cope with the number of patients being brought in. so india being very proactive in trying to help a neighbor. they are calling it operation metre and that means friend friendship. india doing whatever it can to help out a neighbor nabor at its time of grave need. >> mallika kapur, thank you so much. keep us posted there. and we will have much more in the newsroom after this. you heard right, just tell us what you need done and we'll find a top rated provider to take care of it. so i could get a faulty light switch fixed? yup! or have a guy refinish my floors? absolutely! or send someone out to groom my pookie? pookie's what you call your?
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all of the elements and putting all this together? >> and we have multiple investigations to your point, we have you know local and state and we have the justice department in here and even though the autopsy reports, the definitive autopsy reports will take several weeks, they must still continue with this investigation, because we want witnesses as quickly as we can to get those so that we are clear about those what those statements are. time will erode some people's memories. we are going to see a flurry of activity i would expect. we are not going to wait on the autopsy results to come in before the investigation proceeds. >> because, joey you know, in large part we are talking about, particularly when you're talking about investigations involving a community that already has very little trust of the police department, we have heard that you know time and time again, whether it's doing this protest or whether we hear about the reaction immediately following freddie gray's death will police have a difficult time trying to get the cooperation of what could be
vital key eyewitnesses because of that continued lack of trust? >> you know we certainly hope not, frederica and you hit the nail on the head because in order for anything to be effective, even now, short term moving forward into the future you need a cooperative relationship. the community needs the police. the police certainly needs the community. so the more people that come forward that know anything that can contribute to the investigation, the better. but remember that investigation has multiple pieces whatever the investigation and whoever's investigating, as the judge mentioned, there are multiple investigations going on. but all, of course will rely upon eyewitness statements upon any video testimony or video evidence that's there, any audio evidence the police what if anything that they said, the autopsy report. we understand also frederica that spinal experts are going to be consulted and the issue with that is often time off battle of the expert different spinal experts would say different things and so that's significant because we want to learn. could this have been accidental or could that spinal injury only
have been caused if there was significant pressure applied so as to be intentional. so let's hope that all these pieces come together and come forward quickly enough so that the community can have that trust, have those answers and have the transparency that they need. >> all of that coming with an admission, you know from the police commissioner, saying there were things that were done wrong. he should have gotten medical care. he should have been you know, strapped into the paddy wagon. and the police commissioner perhaps most pronounced of all, the was the fact the commissioner said i want to limit the kind of evidence or information that we you know parlay to the public because i don't want to jeopardize the investigation, i don't want to jeopardize any potential prosecution. so i wonder just that word prosecution, potential prosecution, if that means, that offers more pressure on the police department that almost definitively there has to be a charge that follows. you can't say that. >> well well -- >> without knowing that there's some inference to are charges going to follow?
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some dramatic images from that massive earthquake in nepal showing an avalanche blast the mount everest base camp. >> the ground is shaking. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> whoa! whoa! [ bleep ]. whoa! [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. come under my jacket. hurry.
come under my jacket. are you okay? >> yeah. >> you all right? >> yeah. yeah. [ breathing heavy ] [ bleep ]. >> that's on mount everest. thus far, we are told 17 climbers died in mount everest and overall when this earthquake hit, 2500 people have died in nepal and in nearby tibet and india. and among the dead we understand right now, three americans. meantime there are survivors that have been pulled from the rubble just like this moment right here following that 7.8-magnitude earthquake. several aftershocks have hit in the last 24 hours, many parts of kathmandu are leveled, as you see right there in these images. businesses home even sacred temples, nothing but rubble now. officials are begging for
international aid, temperatures are expected to drop overnight and many don't have electricity or running fresh water there right now. nick valencia with me now, because there are lots of rescue efforts under way. there was international aid coming from all over. what's the latest on some of the stories that you're hearing? >> so many toer ries of survival through this tragedy. saw that video there, just explainable to be in that situation. we want to tell you about some of those climbers who were also on mount everest during the avalanche that was triggered by that earthquake. was of those was dan freidenburg, a gaggle executive, avid adventurer and mountain climber, looking the a photo there now from mount everest, his facebook page at least one of those that per rished. 17 people died in that avalanche. he was one of them. his sister posted on instagram yesterday saying this is dan's little sister megan. i regret to inform all who loved him that during the avalanche on everest this morning, our dan suffered a major head injury and
didn't make it. know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us. another one of those climbers on that trip was eve gerowang from new jersey, actually is a doctor a base camp doctor there she is right there. she was also swept up by that avalanche triggered by the earthquake. medicine was her passion and she was in the process of getting a second masters in mountain medicine. her employer posted on facebook saying our hearts are broken. eve perished in the afteras a matter of fact of the avalanche that struck the base camp area following the devastating nepal earthquake earlier today. at least three americans have died in this. 2,500 -- more than 2,500 people have per rished. if you want to help, always go to cnn.com impact or tweet bred rica and i and we will try to get to you the right spot for help. people i spoke to a survivor earlier, we had her on our air at 3 p.m., she was saying that you know, she has been through earthquakes before but she is still terrified. she has been huddled in a tent. they need food, they need water, they need everything they can
get. >> lots of aftershocks still. >> still. we had a very strong one earlier today. and she says she is terrified, even when the ground stops shaking, they have that feeling that it's still shaking because it's been happening so often. >> all right, thanks so much nick valencia appreciate that much more on the newsroom right after this. people ship all kinds of things. but what if that thing is a few hundred thousand doses of flu vaccine. that need to be kept at 41 degrees. while being shipped to a country where it's 90 degrees. in the shade. sound hard? yeah. does that mean people in laos shouldn't get their vaccine? we didn't think so. from figuring it out to getting it done, we're here to help. ortho home defense gives you year long control of all these household bugs - roaches, ants, and spiders.
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that's what we did. we went into that mode to you know basically breaking news mode for the next many many hours. and this is a situation where we are hearing about a person who is able to find his son. we are talking about more than 2,000 people i have read who were killed. so this is good news. it is nice to hear from someone who succeeded in getting across. >> and dan patrick is actually with us now. so dan patrick, you're with us. i know you were very worried, coming to us from orlando, that very worried about your son, joseph and you were watching the coverage with george. i will let you guys talk it through on how some of your you know fears or your concerns were allayed because of the coverage. >> yeah absolutely. it was -- it was very, very terrifying to wake up in the morning and see the news that there had been such a horrible convenient happen and our son there. you know, obviously immediately worried, turn on the news and, you know seek information.
and pretty quickly ended up with cnn international and george was -- he was kind of our rock for, you know the whole day, because, you know you guys stayed with the coverage there. my wife and my mom, we were just sort of riveted by what was going on and then you know trying to make contact, you know and get on the internet and see what we could do and it was just really great coverage and it really kind of helped keep us calm and that's why i reached out to george and it really -- it meant something to us. >> you're very kind. and you know it really takes an entire team of people you know when one of these big stories, one of the big stories happened. we have so many people that are verifying facts. and the goal is just to get as much information out there as possible. but also to take in information now, so we have the i report where people can go on and share their stories and dan, now, we are sharing that with google people finder and that's helping
to connect people who may be lost in that region. so you're seeing social media work you're seeing the news media do its function. but it is good to hear a situation like yours, where you were able to find your son and just good news to share. and maybe give some optimism to people who are out there who may not know where their loved ones are. >> dan, you supplied the picture of your sop, joseph we have looked at those images of him and then apparently he sent you an e-mail right? so let's share the e-mail that he sent saying, hey, i'm okay but the problem was very serious, a lot of people died but we are all okay here the. the villagers around us have a lot of destruction, low connection at the moment because of the quake, please don't expect me to be in contact and share this with grandma with love joe. when is your expectation when your son will be coming back stateside? or what's the plan from here? >> well he is quite a special
person. and so i -- normally would you think someone in a situation like this in nepal that they would probably try to get home as fast as he can. and i suspect that that won't be the case with our son. he -- we got some news in another message that we received on facebook that he would actually -- he had actually gone out the night of the -- you know the first earthquake was and seeking to help people in other -- you know in the villages around them because they are in a pretty isolated area. and so you know i suspect that we will be you know as he said there, probably somewhat disconnected from him. but just knowing that a, he is okay is amazing, obviously and then you know knowing that he is you know playing a part to try to help people you know he is a special person and i think -- only thing that's little scary is that that the earthquake that happened today, so the one that we just had, the 6.7, it seems to actually have
cut off more communications to that area than we were -- yesterday we were getting a lot of messages and today, we aren't getting as many. so i think it's gonna take some period of time and the tools on social media are amazing to try to reach out and they certainly worked in our case. >> indeed. it's still a very volatile situation but we are glad you were able to hear from your son. and hoping for the best for him as he continues there in nepal. george howell thanks to you as well. daniel patrick, appreciate it all right, thanks to all of you. >> thank you. >> we will be right back. making a fist something we do to show resolve. to defend ourselves. to declare victory. so cvs health provides expert support and vital medicines. make a fist for me. at our infusion centers or in patients homes. we help them fight the good fight. cvs health, because health is everything. people ship all kinds of things.
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radio all right. restoring peace in baltimore after a day of protests get out of hand saturday. the city has seen nearly two weeks of demonstrations after the death of freddie gray who died a week after being taken into custody with police. representative elijah cummings whose district includes about half of baltimore, applauded the department of justice's decision to review this case. >> this whole police community relations situation, the civil rights cause for this generation no doubt about it just saying here this cell phone with the camera this has
caused a whole new situation where a lot of the police interaction with citizens is being recorded. that used to not be the case with -- when you and i were coming up. the family of freddie gray is holding a wake this afternoon and gray's funeral is tomorrow. cnn's athena jones is in baltimore and join us with more. athena congressman cummings was at the protests yesterday and he said in large part it was peaceful until just a few people got out of hand. we know that more than 30 arrests took place. but has that in any way upstaged the focus of the investigation and the expectations of what's next? >> reporter: it doesn't seem like it has and certainly today, we have not seen any organized or publicized protests nothing like we have seen over the last several days. the focus really has been today on honoring freddie gray himself, his life people and family paying respect it is he wake still going on going on
for another hour or so. gray's family attended the church of reverend jamal bryant one of the leaders of the protests called on everyone demonstrating to remain calm but also talked about how the black community feels about this freddie gray case. he said how many more of our sons and daughters must die before our black lives are treated as equal. i know i'm not the only one who has had it up to here with this country systematically killing our people. so just from reverend bryant's words, you hear the sense of outrage and anger that people have that this happened to freddie gray and a lot of questions that still have to be answered. fred? >> athena jones, thank you so much in baltimore. a look at our top stories now the relatives of the boston bomber are under federal protection in boston. dzhokar tsarnaev's family is under guard as they wait to help the defense prove tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty. defense attorneys present their case this week. they plan to show his older
brother, tamerlan was the master mind behind the bombing and that dzhokhar was a troubled and vulnerable young man, influenced by his big brother. the supreme court will hear argument over same-sex marriage on tuesday but already, lines have formed outside the court as people want a seat to witness the historic case. justices are expected to use this case to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. in alabama, the coast guard says at least two people are dead and five others missing after a severe storm capsized sailboats during a regatta. alabama law enforcement officials say the rescue has now become a recovery operation. more than 100 sailboats took part in the event, as many as 40 people were pulled from the water. i'm fredricka whitfield. thanks so much for being with us with me this afternoon. much more straight ahead in the newsroom with poppy harlow.
good evening, everyone i'm poppy harlow joining us from new york. we begin with the earthquake that was a tragedy and now the aftershocks are making even worse. this is nepal, the capital city kathmandu. this man is one of the lucky ones. he is alive, rescued from the building that collapsed right around him. aftershocks nearly as powerful as the initial quake. they have been rattling the country, making rescue work even more dangerous. survival stories are a relief but the death toll is incredibly high and it is rising. as of now, more than 2500 people in nepal, india and china are dead. those injured double that number. and it happened mid-saturday, a 7.8-ma magnitude earthquake center in land