Earthquake Leaves Thousands Dead in Nepal


Nepal experienced its worst earthquake in 80 years with power of 7.8 magnitudes behind it, leaving 1,400 dead with more bodies being discovered.  Buildings and temples that have been around for centuries have been completely leveled to the ground.  Possibly hundreds of people were left trapped underneath large piles of debris.

According to the local media in Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, hospitals have found themselves so packed with victims injured from the earthquake that they have begun treated the wounded from outside the hospital walls.

The 7.8 magnitude quake shook an extremely wide area effecting parts of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tibet and northern India. Avalanches in the Himalayas were also triggered by the quake, resulting in at least 10 deaths of people who were on Mount Everest.

Police in Nepal have reported that the current death count is, at the very least, 1,457 people. Judging by the scope of devastation that the quake has left behind, more bodies are expected to be found.

By Kameron Hadley


USA Today

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