A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, killing more than 1,900 people, crushing the city’s historic center, and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.
As officials in Nepal faced the devastation on Sunday morning, they said that most of the 1,931 deaths occurred in Katmandu and the surrounding valley, and that more than 4,700 people had been injured. But the quake touched a vast expanse of the subcontinent. It set off avalanches around Mount Everest, where at least 17 climbers died. At least 34 deaths occurred in northern India. Buildings swayed in Bangladesh and hold several deaths also. By midafternoon, the United States Geological Survey had counted 12 aftershocks, one of which measured 6.6.
ESDO Team extends its condolence on the devastation of Nepal and pray the survivors of the catastrophe will overcome this with a great courage and strength