Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

April 25, 2015 11:33 AM

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An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of a 7.8 shocked Nepal earlier today. More than 1,000 people are dead. Near the capital of Kathmandu, there were reports of buildings collapsed and thousands of people injured. The quake also set off a major avalanche on Mt. Everest. Kunda Dixit is an editor with the Nepali Times, and he joins us on the line. Thank you for being with us.

DIXIT: Well, we were on a staff retreat with our editors and reporters up on a mountaintop overlooking Kathmandu Valley. And it felt as if I was propelled two meters up into the air. It was just such a heavy jolt. And when we looked down at the city, it looked like it had been completely destroyed b...

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