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Earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015 Killed More Than 8000 People

A strong (7.8) earthquake hit Nepal in the area near Barpak, a mountain village between capital Kathmandu and tourist town Pokhara. The earthquake was followed by many powerful aftershocks and a new earthquake (6.7) hit Nepal on Sunday April 26. The earthquakes caused extensive damage to buildings and thousands of deaths and injuries and was even felt in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Many (historic) buildings collapsed, temples have been ruined, roads destroyed. Nearly 8000 deaths in Nepal and tens of deaths in India & Tibet. The quake was followed by more than 200 aftershocks and another huge earthquake (7.3) on May 12, 2015.

The death toll from the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, also known as Gorkha quake, has climbed to 8000, according to the latest update by the Home Ministry, while the number of injured has reached 20000. The highest number of the dead has been recorded in the Sindhupalchowk district which has soared to 3000 while the toll has steadily rose to 1,200 in Kathmandu .

As many as 10,744 government buildings have been flattened while 14,741 received partial damages. Similarly, as many as 191,058 houses belonging to the people were damaged completely while 175,162 got partial damages.

It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. Some casualties were also reported in the adjoining areas of India, China, and Bangladesh. The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, making it the deadliest day on the mountain in history. It triggered another huge avalanche in Langtang valley, where 250 were reported missing.

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