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Strong earthquake in Nepal, nearly 1900 people died

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Strong earthquake in Nepal, nearly 1900 people died

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11:16 a.m

Nepal police said the death toll was up to 1,896.

11:34 p.m

Thousands of Nepalis slept overnight on the streets fearing aftershocks.

BBC quoted Nepal’s Minister of Information as saying the death toll in Nepal in the earthquake reached more than 1,500 people and this number is increasing.

10:10 p.m

French President Francois Hollande said today that the country is ready to respond to any request from Nepal for `support and aid`.

9:56 p.m

BBC quoted Nepali national police as saying 970 people were killed and more than 1,700 injured.

Nepal earthquake survivor: ‘Too terrifying’

`Too terrifying`, `The scene was chaotic`, `There were screams and cries everywhere` are what witnesses described after Nepal experienced the strongest earthquake in the country in the past 81 years.

9:10 p.m

AP reports on the situation on Mount Everest:Carsten Lillelund Pedersen, a Danish climber on Everest, and Jelle Veyt, a Belgian climber, shared on Facebook that they were at the Khumbu Icefall, near the Base Camp climbing camp

300,000 foreign tourists were in Nepal when the earthquake struck

The major earthquake that occurred today in Nepal may have threatened the lives of many foreign tourists participating in mountain climbing in this country.

9:05 p.m

India is sending troops and goods to Nepal.

8:50 p.m

According to BBC, the Nepal government has just declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.

The earthquake location is located near the border with India and China.

Dharahara Tower, a representative structure of Kathmandu before and after the earthquake.

Nepal was devastated after the earthquake

Nepal became a pile of rubble with hundreds of people dead after the strongest earthquake to hit the country in decades.

8:30 p.m

Nepali man and woman hug each other at Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was severely damaged in the Nepal earthquake.

Scene after natural disaster.

7:50 p.m

`The death toll from the earthquake has risen to 876, including 524 in the Kathmandu valley,` AFP quoted police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam as saying.

7:34 p.m

A man buried in rubble was rescued in Nepal.

According to AP, the death toll from the earthquake in Nepal, India, China and Bangladesh is 718 people, of whom at least 688 are in Nepal.

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