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Powerful quake kills more than 900 in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

2015-04-26 08:18:43       source:Xinhua News Agency

April 25, 2015

"More than 900 people, including 256 in the capital of Kathmandu, have been killed in a 7.8- magnitude earthquake, which jolted large parts of Nepal as well as eastern India and Bangladesh on Saturday.

Around 180 bodies were pulled from the ruins of Dharhara tower in the center of Kathmandu when the devastating quake, the worst in the country since 1930s, struck at 11:45 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) with its epicenter 34 km southeast of Lamjung at a depth of 15 km.

The nine-story tower in the historic Basantapur Durbar Square completely collapsed, which had reportedly left around 200 people trapped in the rubbles."

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