7.8 Quake Hits Nepal, Toppling Buildings, Killing Hundreds

April 25, 2015 11:54 AM

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Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday. The temblor is the worst in Nepal in 80 years.

A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck Nepal near the capital Kathmandu today, killing at least 688 people there as well as dozens in three neighboring countries as it leveled houses and temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest at the peak of the climbing season there.

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