‘Fear and shock’ in Nepal following massive earthquake
Hundreds of people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal. DW spoke to The Asia Foundation’s George Varughese, who witnessed the disaster in the capital, Kathmandu.
On Saturday, April 25, around noon local time, a 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the densely populated Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, with tremors felt across several countries, including neighboring India. More than 700 people have been confirmed dead across the region.
A magnitude 6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later, with several smaller aftershocks jolting the region for hours. The tremor has left scenes of devastation in the Nepalese capital, including tumbled walls, collapsed towers and large cracks in streets and walls.
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