NEPAL - 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

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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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    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=#Dharahara&src=typd
     
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    CNN reporting "150 confirmed deaths". This death toll is expected to go much higher. :(
     
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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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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/li...-worst-tremor-80-years-kathmandu-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. :(
     
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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/art...-7-8-magnitude-Nepal-quake.html#ixzz3YNRWwTbz
     
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    imjustagirl123 Justice for Morgan and Hannah

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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/status/592194307244695553?s=17)
     
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    http://time.com/3835665/nepal-earthquake-relief-google-person-finder/

    And here it is. Provides a choice to search for someone or post information about someone.

    https://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake/
     
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    This is so sad. I've got one of my friends thru my church who lives in Nepal. She posted to her Facebook that the destruction is devastating. I also have another friend who's husband flew out just hours before the quake it. He just did the climb to the Everest base camp. He was lucky.

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    Information Matt Moniz is tweeting from Mnt Everest is being quoted as a news source by BBC Radio so I believe it is very reliable. 13 hrs ago he said the situation was critical up there, with several severe head injuries to climbers caught in the avalanche the earthquake triggered. Helicopters have just managed to land (according to Matt and the NY Times).

    The BBC (via Radio) said officials and SAR experts expect the death toll to rise to 10,000.

    http://www.nytimes.com/live/earthqu...elicopters-land-at-everest-to-rescue-injured/
     

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