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Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

Army office Santosh Nepal led a group of rescuers that worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in the capital of Kathmandu. They had to use pick axes because bulldozers could not get through the ancient city's narrow streets.

"We believe there are still people trapped inside," he told Reuters, pointing at concrete debris and twisted reinforcement rods that were once a three-storey residential building.

Among the capital's landmarks destroyed in the earthquake was the 60-metre (200-foot) Dharahara Tower, built in 1832 for the queen of Nepal, with a viewing balcony that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years.(Reuters)


 

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  • Understand this Sunday, 26 April 2015 01:15 PM

    From this we should learn one thing, we have to stop doing wrong and should behave like good human being.This can happen to us tomorrow. So as long as we live he have to do good things and be good with all human. when human are not human, god will give the punishment like this. As we know In Indonesia tsunami killed 1000 of people, now this affected city they changed rule and they relaise such big disaster happened because of peoples wrong doing

    kamal Sunday, 26 April 2015 01:24 PM

    What a sad news, our deepest sympathies for the victims and family members of them.

    sumeda Monday, 27 April 2015 12:18 PM

    this is no doubt a a pathetic news we heard from Nepal.victims become so helpless due to such incident.Sri Lanka extends their helping hands to do emergency relief for devastated people.We pray for them to relief from the incident very soon.And deepest sympathize for those who lost their lives

    Prem Nath Tuesday, 28 April 2015 01:59 PM

    Was the slaughter of 5500 animals justifiable?


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