Earthquake in Nepal 4/25/2015

Today April 25, 2015 earthquake hits Nepal around 11:55 AM. Earthquake in Nepal 2072 according to United States Geological Survey, 7.9 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 35 Kilometers east of Lamjung district. Tremors were felt across the region heavily affecting Gorkha, Lamjung, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Chitwan it is confirmed that the earth quake was felt in northern parts of India calming about 200 lives. In Nepal, death toll has reached over 4000 across state.

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After the earthquake, frequent quakes were felt in Kathmandu, Chitwan and other places. This earthquake have destroyed many historical palaces like Basantapur Durbar Square, Nine storied Dharahara (Bhimsen Thapa Tower) have collapsed killing atleast 30 people  Dharahara is one of the famous tourist destination in Kathmandu. The Monkey Temple ‘Shyamvunath’ have also suffered damage from earthquake.

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Remains of Dharahara (nine storied tower) after earthquake

Because of heavy damage and potential risk of another hit, Nepal Government have deployed national Defense team with Disaster Response Squadron in the rescue mission. Neighboring countries have  also sent foods and clothing to the earthquake hit people in Nepal.

Countries which helped Nepal for relief and rescue are: Bhutan, Israel, Bangladesh, India, USA, Japan, China, Pakistan, Canada. List is still increasing as many other countries are willing to help Nepal for reconstruction of the damaged structures and heritages. All NRNs (Non Residential Nepalese) living around globe have stood up and helped with their heart open to rebuild our nation/home/village.

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