- 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal, causing widespread damage
- At least 128 dead, many injured, and houses collapsed
- Rescue and relief operations underway
KATHMANDU, NEPAL – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Friday night, causing widespread damage and killing at least 128 people. Dozens of others were injured, and many houses collapsed.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the western district of Jajarkot, but tremors were felt across the country and as far away as India. The quake struck late at night, when many people were asleep, and caused widespread panic.
Rescue and relief operations are underway, with security forces deployed to help search for survivors and provide assistance to those affected. The death toll is expected to rise as more reports come in from remote areas.
Nepal is prone to earthquakes, and this latest quake is a reminder of the need for preparedness and disaster relief measures. The country is still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2015 that killed nearly 9,000 people.
- The earthquake was felt in Delhi-NCR and North India, as well as Patna in Bihar and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
- Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed deep sorrow over the human and financial loss caused by the earthquake.
- Earthquakes have been increasing in Nepal in recent months.
Advice for Travelers
If you are in Nepal, please follow the instructions of local authorities and stay safe. If you are planning to travel to Nepal, please monitor the situation closely and be prepared for the possibility of earthquakes.