Unfortunately, a large earthquake struck Kathmandu. I went to Nepal just one year ago, so I was shocked very much. I hope the damage won’t expand anymore.
¶Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday. ¶Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures and patchy rain to sleep on pavements, in parks or in fields in the crowded Kathmandu valley, too afraid to return to homes damaged by a 7.9 magnitude quake which struck at midday on Saturday. […] ¶Police said the death toll had reached 1,394, with about 4,700 injured. More than 630 people had been killed in the Kathmandu valley and at least 300 more in the capital. […] ¶The earthquake, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara, was all the more destructive for being shallow. […] ¶Among the capital’s landmarks destroyed in the earthquake was the 60-metre-high (100-foot) Dharahara Tower, built in 1832 for the queen of Nepal, with a viewing balcony that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years. […] .