Published on: 25 Apr 2015 @ 14:46
MASSIVE DESTRUCTION IN NEPAL; AFTERSHOCKS ALSO FELT AT MANY PLACES
Initial reports suggests more than 150 people have died so far due to the earthquake
A Powerful Earthquakes claimed scores of lives and devastated, many city and town in the Himalayan country of Nepal. Many injured are being treated in different hospitals. There was total chaos in several area. Historic Dharahara Tower collapses, Kathmandu airport shut Buildings collapse in Kathmandu after magnitude-7.9 quake in Pokhara, witnesses say.
The earthquake struck roughly half-way between Pokhara and the capital Kathmandu. Communication lines were damaged by the powerful tremor, initially put at magnitude 7.5 by the United States Geological Survey. The USGS later revised this figure up to 7.9, with such readjustments common in the moments after earthquakes.
Early witness reports suggested that many buildings sustained damage in Kathmandu, people as far away as New Delhi and the northern Indian city of Kolkatta reported to have felt tremors afterwards.
Journalist Guna Raj Luitel shared an image on Twitter after the quake from Kathmandu, saying he was just able to get to safety.
Nepal’s information minister said that that there has been massive damage in Gorkha, Lamjung and Bhaktapur.
Helpline numbers to contact Indian Embassy in Nepal’s Kathmandu are: 00977-9851107021; 00977-9851135141
Relief and rescue operations are underway in Nepal where scores have been killed in a series of earthquake on Saturday.
Many mountaineers are reported to be missing on Mount Everest which has been hit be several avalanches in the wake of the quake.
As per USGS, there have been eight aftershocks so far ranging from magnitude 4.5 to 6.6.
There are also reports of houses collapsing in Tibet.
Houses have collapsed in UP’s Kushinagar due to the quake.