1. Panic spreads as fresh tremors hit earthquake ravaged Nepal; death toll may cross 5,000

Panic spreads as fresh tremors hit earthquake ravaged Nepal; death toll may cross 5,000

Panic gripped people as fresh tremors were felt in the earthquake-ravaged Nepal today although its intensity was not known immediately.

By: | Kathmandu | Updated: May 4, 2015 12:40 PM
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Victims of Saturday’s earthquake are cremated along a river in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. REUTERS

Panic gripped people as fresh tremors were felt in the earthquake-ravaged Nepal today although its intensity was not known immediately.

As soon as the tremors were felt, people rushed out of their buildings to open grounds. A majority of people, who were already sleeping in open areas, also panicked.

Crisis is looming over earthquake-hit Nepal following shortage of food, water, electricity and medicines as fear drove tens of thousands of people out into the open and the death toll soared to 4,000 amidst fears that it could touch and even cross 5,000.

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The death toll in Nepal from the earthquake has risen to around 4,000, officials said.

1,053 people are reported killed in the Kathmandu Valley alone and 875 in Sindhupalchowk.

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This aerial photo provided by Shreejan Bhandari, shows Basantapur Durbar Square, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. A strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. (Shreejan Bhandari via AP)

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Victims of Saturday’s earthquake are cremated along a river in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. REUTERS

 

  1. Sally Snyder
    Apr 27, 2015 at 9:52 pm
    Here is an article that explains why Nepal is so vulnerable to major earthquakes: Nepal has a very long history of significant earthquakes.
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