From BBC News:
Link to article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32461019Nearly 1,000 are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.
Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest.
The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.
A national police spokesman told the BBC that 970 people had died in the quake, and that more than 1,700 had been injured. At least 539 people were killed in the Kathmandu valley, he added.
Nepali Information Minister Minendra Rijal said there had been "massive damage" at the epicentre, from where little information is emerging.
Live updates from The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/liv...u-live-updates
This is a very sad state of affairs, devastating really. My heart goes out to all affected. Sadly I can't find any place to donate but I doubt they won't show up, I'll advise to stay away from donating to The Red Cross but it's your money not mine.
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