Sunday, April 26, 2015

Death toll in Nepal quake exceeds 1,900 - The Washington Post

Death toll in Nepal quake exceeds 1,900 - The Washington Post: "Nearly 24 hours after a devastating earthquake shook Nepal, killing more than 1,900, workers were still trying to rescue victims in rural areas of the Himalayan nation and atop Mount Everest, efforts that were complicated by weather and recurring aftershocks that kept the country on edge.

After Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake left a trail of devastation across the region, Nepal’s capital had become a tent city, as thousands of residents displaced stayed in their dark gardens and out on the cracked streets and lanes, afraid to go back inside because of waves of aftershocks. They remained there out of fear Sunday as day dawned. The most recent tremor happened east of the capital Sunday afternoon, registering 6.7 on the Richter scale, according to the United States Geological Survey."

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