Horror at Yosemite: One dead and one injured after rocks 'the size of an apartment building' tear off of famous El Capitan mountain and bury climbers

Mail Online | 9/27/2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
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One person is dead and another has been injured in a rockslide at Yosemite National Park.

Emergency services are still working to remove the people from the spot on the El Capitan hiking route where it occurred at 1.55pm on Wednesday afternoon.

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Around 30 people were feared to have been climbing on the rock face at the time.

Survivor Peter Zabrok, who spoke to DailyMail.com on Wednesday night as he made his way back to base, narrowly avoided death.

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He had just climbed above the piece of the rock which tore off when he watched from a 'birds eye view' as it fell away, crashing down on others beneath him and his climbing partners.

'We were climbing the route where the rockfall occurred and we got a bird's-eye view of the rockfall.

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'I observed a 100 foot by 100 foot by 100 foot piece of granite peel off and fall 2000 feet to the ground. It was the size of an apartment building' he said.

Zabrok said the sound of the fall was like 'a thousand freight trains derailing at once but louder'.

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