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Tuesday 6 December 2016

My sister was trapped on mountain when avalanche came, says TV star Amanda Holden

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Amanda Holden (right) who has revealed that her sister, Debbie (left), was trapped on Mount Everest after the earthquake in Nepal
Amanda Holden (right) who has revealed that her sister, Debbie (left), was trapped on Mount Everest after the earthquake in Nepal

Amanda Holden has revealed that her sister was trapped on Mount Everest after the earthquake in Nepal.

Holden, who was interviewing search and rescue experts on ITV's This Morning, said: "My sister [Debbie] is climbing Mount Everest and very luckily she is at a place that is the last camp before you get to Base Camp 1 on the south side, and there was only four of them left at that camp because my sister was suffering so badly from altitude sickness she didn't walk up to Base Camp - which might have saved her life."

She said her sister had been able to send a text message from a friend's phone to say she was safe.

"I think they rushed out when the earthquake came and rushed back in because they were affected by an avalanche partly at the camp they were in ... and I think they were going to make their way down this morning," she said.

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