Number of victims of the earthquake in Nepal have exceeded 1,500. The information published on this channel DPA citing Finance Minister Ram Mahat. Only in the capital Kathmandu, killing about 200 people. Many houses and buildings were destroyed. According to preliminary data, more than one thousand seven hundred people injured. In addition, in neighboring India have become victims of the earthquake, 34 people, five more died in Tibet.
An earthquake measuring 7.9 points occurred in the morning on April 25 in Nepal. The epicenter was located 82 kilometers north-west of Kathmandu. The quake caused panic in Nepal in the neighboring Indian states. Feeling the ground vibrations, their residents ran into the street, trying to escape from possible destruction, away from the buildings in which they were sitting.
That’s what witnesses say:
I was in the car, it was a rock, I thought she was about to turn around. Then I realized it was an earthquake. Earthquakes have been very strong. I felt strong tremors. It was about 11:45 am. The building swayed and we went down from the seventh floor.
According to preliminary data, the victims of the earthquake in the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have become 15 people, more than 80 were injured. The victims of an avalanche near Mount Everest in Nepal after the earthquake were 18 climbers, all of them – foreigners. At the moment, we have already managed to find 13 bodies. Their citizenship is established.
The second group of climbers who earthquake caught on Everest, got in touch. This group is headed by the President of the Mountaineering Federation of Russia, Andrei Volkov. To call them, could not a few hours: the link on this site massif is almost always absent. Earlier it was reported that the expedition, which included a television presenter Valdis Pelsh, to climb Everest from the Tibetan side, and is not affected by the earthquake in Nepal and the avalanches caused by them.
Nepal is now about 30 rossyiskih climbers. Tourists in the country, and Chispa on Everest, there may be more, some come and go into the mountains alone, without informing the embassy.