Over 500 killed in Massive Quakes in Nepal

New Delhi, April 25: Over 500 people were killed and several were trapped inside the debris after two earthquakes shook entire Nepal this noon. The first quake of 7.9 magnitude struck the country at around 11.44 am and another at around 12.15 pm.

This was strong and created panic among the citizens. The historic Dharahara tower collapsed, many were feared dead, trapped, the houses, buildings, and temples were damaged. However, there is no damage to the famous Pasupatinath temple in the quakes. There are reports that the mountaineers are missing on Mount Everest.

The quakes also jolted parts of north and northeast India. Tremors were felt in Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, UP, Manipur, Assam, West Bengal and Odisha. Casualties were reported from Bihar where 17 people died in the quakes. In UP, the roof of Kamakhya temple in Ayodhya collapsed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called an emergency meeting at 7 RCR after the quakes in Nepal. He has assured full assistance to Nepal government to carry out rescue operations in the neighbouring country. The NDRF team is ready to take a flight to Nepal to rescue the trapped people.

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