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Buildings collapse, at least two killed as 7.9 quake hits Nepal, India: witnesses

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on April 25, 2015 at 4:30 AM

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Reuters

An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude, and only 2 km deep, struck east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday causing buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said.

 

At least two people were killed.

 

At the main hospital in Kathmandu, people with broken limbs and arms were being rushed in for treatment. It was unclear how many people have been injured.

 

A girl died after a statue fell on her in a park in Kathmandu, a witness said, while another died in India when her house collapsed.


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