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India: Scores dead and injured following Nepal earthquake *GRAPHIC*01:04

India: Scores dead and injured following Nepal earthquake *GRAPHIC*

India, Bihar
April 25, 2015 at 11:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

The impact of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal was felt in Bihar state on Saturday, with more than 60 people reported dead from tremors in India in total. Doctors were seen tending to injured adults and children at hospitals in Bihar. So far, five NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been deployed to help injured and trapped citizens.

The quake is so far known to have caused almost 1,000 deaths, as well as multiple injuries and the collapse of centuries-old temples, buildings and homes. Among the landmarks left in ruins is Kathmandu's infamous Dharahara Tower, where at least 50 people are believed to be trapped.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck an area between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Tremors were felt as far away as the Indian capital territory of Delhi.

According to eye-witnesses a child was killed in a town near Kathmandu when a statue fell in a park. Another 15-year-old girl is also believed to have died in India after the quake brought a house wall down. An avalanche was reportedly triggered in the Mount Everest region as well.

The USGS previously rated the earthquake at 7.5 magnitude, but later upgraded the strength to 7.9. Aftershocks felt across the Indian subcontinent were reported to be at 6.6-5.1.

India: Scores dead and injured following Nepal earthquake *GRAPHIC*01:04
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The impact of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal was felt in Bihar state on Saturday, with more than 60 people reported dead from tremors in India in total. Doctors were seen tending to injured adults and children at hospitals in Bihar. So far, five NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been deployed to help injured and trapped citizens.

The quake is so far known to have caused almost 1,000 deaths, as well as multiple injuries and the collapse of centuries-old temples, buildings and homes. Among the landmarks left in ruins is Kathmandu's infamous Dharahara Tower, where at least 50 people are believed to be trapped.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck an area between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Tremors were felt as far away as the Indian capital territory of Delhi.

According to eye-witnesses a child was killed in a town near Kathmandu when a statue fell in a park. Another 15-year-old girl is also believed to have died in India after the quake brought a house wall down. An avalanche was reportedly triggered in the Mount Everest region as well.

The USGS previously rated the earthquake at 7.5 magnitude, but later upgraded the strength to 7.9. Aftershocks felt across the Indian subcontinent were reported to be at 6.6-5.1.

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