Nepal earthquake: more than a hundred people dead – recent updates
April 25,Kathmandu: More than 100 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings, officials have said.
The quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.Tremors were felt across the region, as far afield as Pakistan, Bangladesh and neighbouring India.
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.Bodies have been pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu.
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