Deadly earthquake in Nepal – At least 920 fatalities so far – economic losses 3-5 billion US$


NEPAL EARTHQUAKE FATALITY UPDATE (latest numbers we have) :  920 (876 Nepal, 7 China, 35 India and 2 Bangladesh)

Update 14:05 UTC : an M 8.0 event known as the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake, occurred in a similar location to the 1988 event. It severely damaged Kathmandu, and is thought to have caused around 10,600 fatalities.

Update 13:55 UTC : New fatality update – 920 people killed

Update 13:27 UTC : Death toll from other districts in #Nepal (courtesy @anupKaphle)
Dhading: 73
Gorkha: 41
Rasuwa: 70
Nuwakot: 50
Kavre: 60
Dolka: 25
Okhaldhunga: 10

Update 13:23 UTC : In the meantime darkness has fallen over Kathmandu. Due to the state of the roads the limited material available for Search and Rescue, the rescue operation will get into big difficulties until daylight. As seen on many pictures, almost all rescue efforts are done by bare hands. This is a VERY NEGATIVE outlook for the near future. Read more

Nepal earthquake damage

Nepal earthquake damage




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