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1,500 Killed In Nepal Earthquake

1,500 Killed In Nepal Earthquake

Man being pulled from the rubble in Nepal. Credit: unknown
Man being pulled from the rubble in Nepal. Credit: unknown

More than 1,500 people have been killed and thousands others injured after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal said health authorities in Nepal.

The deadliest in 80 years, the earthquake has left buildings in Kathmandu and surrounding towns in rubble.

The earthquake was followed by a number of aftershocks, complicating search and rescue efforts.

According to health authorities, there are hundreds who are feared to be stuck under the rubble. Video and photography has shown locals attempting to rescue those stuck beneath the rubble with few resources at hand.

Separately, in Tibet, at least 12 people were killed according to Chinese state media.

According to UNOCHA in Asia Pacific, 6.6 million are in the areas affected by the Nepal earthquake, leading to widespread damage and destruction of infrastructure.

NGOs have called for immediate action from the international community to respond to the tragedy.

The earthquake struck at 11:56AM local time at a depth of 9.3 miles. According to the US geological Survey, at least 15 aftershocks of magnitudes of 4.5 or greater had been felt in Nepal.

In the 1934 earthquake, 10,000 people were killed. There are fears that the death toll will rise rapidly in Nepal.

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