On Saturday 25th at 11:56 NST a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8, shook Nepal near its capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 3000 people. Officially announced by the Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Dhakal, the number of deaths in Nepal has reached up to 3,218 people.

Moreover, areas in India, China, and Bangladesh have been affected making this earthquake one of the most violent the and powerful for Nepal since the Bihar earthquake that occurred in 1934. The earthquake also provoked avalanches around Mountain Everest, causing the death of approximately 17 climbers. Numerous aftershocks followed with the most powerful one reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on Sunday 26th at 12:54:08 NS. The damage caused by this earthquake is huge. In Kathmandu, the capital and the largest city of Nepal, buildings collapsed, including historical landmarks and World Heritage sites such as Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple, Dharahara Tower, Maju Deval and Vatsala Shikhara Temple in Bhaktapur. Now, there is an international alert calling all governments around the world to help Nepal and the areas that have been affected by the earthquake.

 

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