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TRENDING: Earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude in Nepal. Tremors felt as far as Delhi, Chennai, Patna, and parts of Orissa.

Some buildings collapse in Nepal capital after 7.7 quake – witnesses


  • Nepal's information minister has told BBC that there has been massive damage in Gorkha, Lamjung and Bhaktapur.
  • Many mountaineers are reported to be missing on Mount Everest which has been hit be several avalanches in the wake of the quake.
  • As per USGS, there have been eight aftershocks so far ranging from magnitude 4.5 to 6.6.
  • There are also reports of houses collapsing in Tibet.
  • Houses have collapsed in UP's Kushinagar due to the quake.
  • Two people have died in Jalpaiguri due to a wall collapse; one person has died in Bihar's Bettiah also due to a wall collapse, reports ANI.
  • The PM is out of the country, expect him to return, don't know how many dead or extent of damage - Lokendra Bahadur
  • Lot of damage in Kathmandu according to reports. Mobile network isn't working properly so communication has been affected, says former Nepal PM Lokendra Bahadur Chand.
  • Two people have died in Sitamarhi, Bihar - RP Rudy
  • Power has been switched off in North Bihar for safety reasons - RP Rudy



Hope, everyone will be safe. Lets pray for them.

(Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the U.S. 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 felt as far away as New Delhi and other northern cities in India, witnesses said.

strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.

Dozens of people with injuries were being brought to the main hospital in central Kathmandu. There was no immediate estimate on fatalities.
Several buildings collapsed in the center of the capital, including centuries-old temples, said resident Prachanda Sual.
He said he saw people running through the streets in panic. Ambulance sirens blared and government helicopters hovered overhead.
National radio warned people to stay outdoors because more aftershocks are feared. It is also asking people to maintain calm.
Old Kathmandu city is a warren of tightly packed, narrow lanes with poorly constructed homes piled on top of each other.
Nepal's Information Minister Minendra Rijal told India's NDTV station that there are reports of damage in and around Kathmandu but no immediate word on casualties.
He said rescue teams were on the scene.
The epicenter was 80 kilometers (49 mile) northwest of Kathmandu, he said. The Kathmandu Valley is densely populated with nearly 2.5 million, with the quality of buildings often poor.
An Associated Press reporter in Kathmandu said a wall in his compound collapsed and there was damage to nearby buildings.
The U.S. Geological Survey revised the magnitude from 7.5 to 7.9 and said the quake hit at 11:56 a.m. local time (0611 GMT) at Lamjung a shallow depth of 11 kilometers (7 miles).
Mohammad Shahab, a resident from Lahore, Pakistan, said he was sitting in his office when the earthquake rocked the city near the border with India.

He said the tremors continued for a while but now the situation was normal.
The sustained quake also was felt in India's capital of New Delhi. AP reporters in Indian cities of Lucknow in the north and Patna in the east also reported strong tremors.
Nepal suffered its worst recorded earthquake in 1934, which measured 8.0 and all but destroyed the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.


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In Pics: Earthquake rocks Nepal, tremors felt in India too

An earthquake measuring 7.5 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.
An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal. (Photo credit- @gunaraj on Twitter)
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People come out of their houses in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad after strong tremors rocked North India. (Photo credit- @darpans on Twitter)
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IPL 2015 opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7

The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday.
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The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of the “big names in Bollywood”. However, the identities of the artists who will perform at the event are yet to be disclosed.

“The names of the artists will be announced soon,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in the release on Wednesday.

The online ticket sales of the tournament’s opening ceremony will commence at 5 pm on Wednesday.

The minimum price of the tickets is pegged at Rs.200. The box office ticket sales will commence shortly, the release added.

In the first match on April 8, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will face Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.

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