Over 1,900 Dead After Massive Nepalese Earthquake Devastates Central Asia

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People Try to Help Find Any Possible Survivors in the Rubble

A catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed nearly 2,000 people in Nepal, with officials reporting the death toll will likely still rise sharply as the search for bodies continues.  The earthquake caused deaths in three other countries, with 36 dead in India, 12 in Tibet, and 4 in Bangladesh.  The earthquake, centered near the capital of Kathmandu, was 16 times more powerful than the Haitian earthquake of 2011.

The quake also caused a massive landslide on Mount Everest, which killed 18 and injured 30 climbers, making it the deadliest day in history for the world’s highest peak.  Mount Everest has never seen more than 16 deaths in a year.  In addition to the horrific death toll, centuries-old temples were destroyed in Kathmandu.

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