Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Nepal earthquake

This is an earlier report before the sale of casualties became known,  but has photos.

As of now:



Nepal is in our thoughts and prayers right now after yesterday’s earthquake.

Thanks to Mylum O’Shinn for the heads-up


Summary


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

  • The country’s deputy prime minister, Bamdev Gautam, has declared a state of emergency and appealed for humanitarian assistance across the region.

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

  • The total death toll has risen quickly throughout the day, and is now thought to include at least 634 in the Kathmandu Valley and 300 more in the capital.

  • 36 people have also been reported dead India, 12 in China, four in Bangladesh and six in Tibet.

  • The quake caused dozens of buildings in Kathmandu to collapse, including the historic Dharahara Tower.

  • The city’s main hospital is overwhelmed by casualties and residents are facing a night on the streets with nowhere to go.

  • Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has ordered an immediate dispatch of relief and medical teams to Nepal, and the evacuation of Indian tourists.
In pics: Earthquake strikes Nepal, rocks India, brings panic and destruction

Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, a nine storey tall tower at the center of Sundhara, Kathmandu has collapsed. (Photo by Special Arrangement)


15 April, 2015

An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey said, and witnesses said some buildings in Kathmandu had collapsed.

There was no immediate word on casualties. The quake was 31 km (19 miles) deep.

Tremors were also felt in north and east India. The tremors were felt in most cities, including Delhi, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Kolkata and Jaipur.



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Rescuers help injured residents to get to safe area. (Reuters)
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An injured man receives treatment outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu. (AP Photo)
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Nepalese health workers carry injured people into an open area. (AFP Photo)
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Rescue workers remove debris at Durbar Square. (AP Photo)
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A house collapsed in Siliguri after the earthquake. (Bikram Shashanker/ HT Photo)
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A girl breaks down in Lucknow after the earthquake. (Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
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Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after the earthquake in Kathmandu.(AP Photo)
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7.9-magnitude earthquake struck east of Pokhara in Nepal, causing widespread damage to buildings in the capital Kathmandu and injuring dozens across the country. (Utpal Parashar/HT Photo)
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The epicentre of the massive quake was 80km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey said. (Photo credit- @iHunnt on Twitter)
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The quake was followed by at least four aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 6.6 to 4.8, the USGS said. (Utpal Parashar/HT Photo)
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A building collapses in Jalpaiguri distrcit, Bengal. (HT Photo)
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Buildings collapses after massive earthquake rock Nepal. (Photo credit- @Jaw_Knock on Twitter)

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Injured peopel are being rushed for treatment in Nepal.  (Photo credit- @gunaraj on Twitter)

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Buildings collapsed and walls of several houses reduced to rubble in Nepal. (Photo credit- @iHunnt on Twitter)

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People vacate offices after tremors were felt in Kolkata. (Photo by @Itsanindita on Twitter)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a collapsed building is seen in Nepal's capital Kathmandu. (AP Photo)

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People walk past collapsed buildings at Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.  A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. (AFP Photo)

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Rescue members and onlookers gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu. (AFP Photo)

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A damaged road after a powerful earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Special Arrangement)

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People gather near a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Special Arrangement)


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Damage caused by the earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)

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Rescue members move the body of a victim from the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu. (AFP Photo)


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