Major quake hits Nepal

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ROUGH CUT – NO REPORTER NARRATION Several people were killed when an earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck Nepal and parts of northern India on Saturday (April 25), authorities in both countries

Major quake hits Nepal

ROUGH CUT – NO REPORTER NARRATION

Several people were killed when an earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck Nepal and parts of northern India on Saturday (April 25), authorities in both countries said.

A 15-year-old girl was killed in northern India after the earthquake brought down the wall of her home in a village near the border with Nepal.

Another girl was killed by a falling statue in a town outside Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, according to Nepal’s state radio.

Some buildings have been damaged including a historic tower built in the 19th century collapsed in the Nepali capital Kathmandu.

The Dharara Tower, built in 1832, was a historic landmark that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years and had a viewing balcony on its eighth floor.

Media reports say about 50 people have been trapped in the rubble.

One body was removed from the tower and a second lay further up the road, the witness said. It was not immediately clear how many people were in the multi-storey tower when it collapsed.

The quake has also triggered avalanches in the Everest region.

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