Earthquake: Historic Dharahara Tower collapses, atleast 50 buried


A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on Richter scale and a major aftershock of 6.6 struck Nepal on Saturday.

The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. Widespread damage is being reported from Nepal.

Reports say as many as 10 people were killed in Nepal’s picturesque Pokhara area following the huge earthquake.

All flights from India to Nepal have been cancelled as the Kathmandu airport is shut in the wake of a series of earthquakes.

A total of five people, including two children, were killed when buildings collapsed in different parts of Bihar following the earthquake. The two children of the same family died in a wall collapse in Bhagalpur. One person each were killed in Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and Vaishali, reports said.

The Ministry of Defence said that the Indian Army, Air Force and Border Roads Organisation have been put on high alert following the massive earthquake that shook Nepal and northern India.

Dharahara Tower / Bhimsen Tower, a 19th century nine-storey tall tower in Kathmandu, has collapsed, Around 50 people are trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Tower, and not 400 as reported earlier.

The video of damaged area…

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