Nepal Death Toll Continues to Climb

From ABC  News:

Rescue crews were racing to pull survivors from the rubble this evening after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, even as officials said the death toll had soared over  2,100.

The earthquake hit about 50 miles northwest of the capital of Kathmandu just before noon local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude-7.8 quake toppled temples and triggered an avalanche on Mt.  Everest.

At least 2,100 people have been killed, the Nepal Interior Ministry told ABC News on  Sunday.

More than 1,000 others were injured, said the country’s finance minister, Ram Sharan  Mahat.

At least 51 were also killed in India, 17 in Tibet, two in… (read more)

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