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    NEPAL - 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

    7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

    http://rt.com/news/252965-earthquake...-india-damage/

    Early reports indicate major damage with many collapsed buildings. It is feared that there will be a significant number of casualties.

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    CNN is now providing live breaking news coverage of this major disaster (strongest earthquake to hit Nepal since 1934) . Reports of major UNESCO heritage sites being completely destroyed.

    Major airport is closed to traffic http://flightaware.com/live/airport/VNKT

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    Horrible earthquake! My heart goes out to all affected.

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    CNN reporting that Durbar Square landmarks have been leveled by this earthquake

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    Images posted to twitter reveal the horrific devastation in the wake of this major disaster

    https://twitter.com/search?q=Nepal&src=tren&mode=photos

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    The landmark 19th century Dharahara tower (built in 1832 as a military watchtower) has been reduced to rubble. No word on how many causalities as a result of it's collapse. RT.com is reporting "dozens trapped"

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Dharahara&src=typd

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    CNN reporting "150 confirmed deaths". This death toll is expected to go much higher.

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    Many, many photos of the horrific devastation at this Daily Mail link, now stating 600 dead

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ury-tower.html

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    It's heartbreaking to see the people attempting to rescue those who've been buried in the rubble, using nothing but their bare hands.

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    Nepal earthquake: death toll exceeds 1,000 people

    More than 1,000 people have been reported dead after a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal

    18 climbers were found dead on Mount Everest after the tremor triggered an avalanche. Many more are trapped.

    36 people have also been reported dead India, 12 in China, four in Bangladesh and six in Tibet.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/liv...u-live-updates


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    First reports I saw of this said severe quake but no casualties reported, so I thought everything was okay. Have been out all day and am so sad to come back to this news.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Everest's 'deadliest day ever': Up to 18 climbers and Sherpa feared dead including Google exec as quake kills 1,500 across Central Asia

    Google exec Dan Fredinburg and Dr Marisa Eve Girawong were first confirmed fatalities on Everest on Saturday

    He used to photograph high peaks for Google Maps, dated Sophia Bush, was head of privacy for Google[x]

    Avalanche was caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through Nepal, India, China, Bangladesh

    18 climbers and Sherpas believed to have died on the mountain, Everest never seen more than 16 annual fatalities

    At least 1,500 dead in total across four countries hit by the quake. Centuries-old temples have collapsed

    US embassy is Nepal is said to have pledged $1m in initial aid, USAID has deployed a rescue team

    Experts were aware of the possibility and were laying out action plans last week, it has been revealed

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3YNRWwTbz

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    May they rest in peace and the rescue workers find survivors.

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    There were a lot of Australians visiting Nepal, several of them climbing. A lot are still missing. I suspect many others from countries across the world will have been caught up in this catastrophe.


    7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) tweeted at 26 Apr 15:

    More than 200 Aussies have been declared safe while at least 66 are still missing after an earthquake in Nepal. yhoo.it/1IYGXuY (https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/stat...244695553?s=17)
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which was centered outside Kathmandu, the capital, was the worst to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years. [Wiki]

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015...arthquake.html

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