Date: Sunday, 26-April-2015, 9:02 AM | Message # 1
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Nepal Update: Death toll climbs to over 1,500 in 7.9-mag earthquake
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing more than 1,500 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, causing numerous injuries.
The government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the country and killed hundreds of people, and touched off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.Police said that at least 1,341 people were killed on Saturday in the powerful quake that shook 80km east of Pokhara, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu.Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.