April 27, 2015
The impact of weather is devastating Nepal. The effects have produced fatalities and injuries that are being counted by the minutes as the aftermath settles. BBC has reported within the last two hours that 3,617 people have died. What a difference time makes when understanding the impact of a natural tragedy. Now as of 42 minutes ago 3, 726 have died. This event will have prolonged impact that will take years to recover.
- More than 6,500 people have been injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre.
- Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India.
- More than 200 climbers have been rescued around Mount Everest, which was struck by deadly avalanches in the 7.8-magnitude quake.
- At least 2,200 people are reported dead, 5,850 are reported injured, and many more are still trapped under the rubble, according to the United Nations.
- The quake, measured 7.8 in magnitude, struck around noon local time on Saturday. A strong tremor measuring 6.7 struck Sunday.
- The epicenter was an area between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara.
- The violent tremors triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 17 people on the mountain. There are fears that rain on Sunday could cause landslides.