Nepal earthquake: 400 feared buried

Published on April 25, 2015 13:31:31 PM
As many as 400 people are suspected to be buried under the nine storey historical Dharahara, also known as Bhimsen Tower, in Nepal in the earthquake which hit the country.
The Kathmandu airport has been closed currently due to the earthquake.

A massive earthquake of about 7.9 magnitude on richter scale occurred in Nepal, tremors of which were felt in north and northeast India. The epicentre of the earthquake was 80 kilometers east of Pokhara in Nepal. Patients are being evacuated from hospitals in Nepal as a precautionary measure. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a high-level meeting at 3 pm on Saturday. He called up Nepal's president and discussed about the situation there. He also had telephonic conversations with chief ministers of Bihar, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh, where tremors of the earthquake were felt.

Indian nationals in Nepal can call on the helpline: +9779851107021.