Kathmandu and many places across Nepal woke up to another big jolt on Sunday morning even as the country ramped up rescue efforts a day after a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 1,900 people, flattened buildings and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Residents in the Kathmandu Valley spent the night in the open, under tents or on the streets, as several big aftershocks continued to jolt the country.
The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorised an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
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At least five persons, including an 83-year-old woman, were today killed in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region after a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted neighbouring Nepal.
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Reports from the quake-ravaged Kathmandu said the nine-storey Dharahara Tower and the royal Durbar Square--visited by thousands of tourists every year--were reduced to rubble by the temblor that killed more than 100 people.
A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world's highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain.
A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday causing buildings to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said.
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