Saturday, April 25

More Than 100 Killed As Powerful Earthquake Rocks Nepal

Bodies have been pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu after strong earthquake  hit Nepal. The quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara,the US Geological Survey said.

The tremors were felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi and other cities in northern India, which borders Nepal. It caused extensive damage with toppled walls and several buildings, including temples.. More than  a 100 bodies have been pulled out, BBC reports.
 A photojournalist, who is in Pokhara 50 miles west of where the quake struck, told Sky News:
"It was a pretty massive earthquake here, the strongest I've ever felt in my life. We've all gathered on a tennis court which is the only open space available to us close by. There is quite a lot of damage. The building I was in has quite a lot of cracks in it. There was a construction site right next to us and several of the new ways have fallen and there was an injury."
A Nepali minister said there had been "massive damage" at the epicentre.
"We need support from the various international agencies which are more knowledgeable and equipped to handle the kind of emergency we face now," Information Minister Minendra Rijal. 


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