Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Jumps Over 1,800

April 26, 2015 1:44 AM

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Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Jumps Over 1,800

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 1,800.

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.

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