Kathmandu: Videos and photos appear to show substantial earthquake damage

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Kathmandu Nepal was hit today by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.  A video dated April 25th 2015 (as yet unverified) posted by Shaniya Patak on YouTube appeared to show substantial damage, with multiple collapsed buildings and people digging through the rubble.

Video (via Shaniya Patak)

Wanderlust tweeted,

There r people in the ground floor or broken house, we r still trying to take them out but quake keeps coming!! fuck!!

Images showed electric cables lying across cars and undulating road surface with major cracks which in some places looked several feet wide.

Video (via Amar Dahal)

Kundit Dixit tweeted,

Kathmandu Valley devastated by huge quake. Lots of buildings down. Pall of dust over city.

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Kshitij Mirania tweeted

Terrible in . Just saved ourselves. Don’t know how many killed. Roads are blocked already.

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China Xinua News tweeted

Buildings collapse in after M7.7 hits , casualties are feared

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Siobahn Heanue tweeted

Kathmandu patan district. Old royal square devastated.

The Straits Times reported,

At least 2 killed, people with broken limbs & arms being rushed to the hospital in

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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