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Death toll climbs in Nepal quake

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 01:22

Officials say the death toll from Nepal's magnitude 7.9 earthquake is skyrocketing after the quake sent tremors throughout northern India and triggered a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Chaos in the streets of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. Residents are scouring the streets, looking for survivors after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck outside the city. The death toll has reached at least 758 and is expected to rise rapidly. The injured are overflowing onto the streets, where they're receiving medical treatment. The quake struck shortly before noon local time, toppling a 19th-century tower. Tremors were felt throughout neighboring India, where residents of West Bangal state flooded the streets. The quake also triggered aftershocks in Tibet as well as a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Video posted on social media showed a message from a mountaineer at the Advanced Base Camp of Makalu. A tourism official said at least eight people were killed and the base camp buried. Back in Kathmandu, local TV showed the start of a long recovery process in the nation's worst quake in 81 years.

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Death toll climbs in Nepal quake

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 01:22