Earthquake,Tremors claim 597lives in Nepal,across North India.


More than 500 people have been killed by a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude which hit large parts of Nepal on Saturday, according to the Indian government.
Major tremors were felt for nearly a minute across large swathes of Northern India including Delhi rendering 14 people dead in Bihar and 40 children  injured after their school was damaged in Bengal’s Malda town.
This earthquake of magnitude 7.9 was the worst to hit Nepal in 80 years making the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to urgently convene a high-level with some of the country’s ministers and top officials to assess the situation.
Meanwhile , police deputy inspector general Kamal Singh Bam has given the number of the dead so far to be 597.
Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu has been left devastated with roads split open, and homes and iconic landmarks collapsed into rubble.
Modi has in the aftermath of the earthquake appointed Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to supervise events after the earthquake in stated bordering Nepal.
A government statement noted that a shallow quake like this morning’s is usually more dangerous because the amount of energy released is focused over a smaller area.
At the main hospital in Kathmandu, people with broken limbs and arms were being rushed in for treatment. It was unclear how many people were injured.
The historic Dharara Tower built in the 19th century in Kathmandu with a viewing balcony on its eight floor collapsed, trapping at least 50 people, according to Nepal media monitored online.
Photographs  posted online from Kathmandu showed buildings left in rubble, large cracks along roads and residents sitting in the street holding babies.

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