A major earthquake has hit Nepal and the tremors were felt across Bangladesh and eastern India, reports BDNews24.com on April 25.
The quake is said to have killed at least 108 people in Nepal, with many unaccounted for as of 4 pm local time, according to Reuters. Hundreds are reported injured.
The most powerful quake to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in 81 years also caused damage in neighboring Indian states and Bangladesh and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
The epicentre of the earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Ritcher scale was located 35 kilometres east of Nepal’s Lamjung, according to the US Geological Survey.
At least one person was killed when an old building collapsed in the premises of the Indian consulate in the Nepalese capital, reports IANS.
The dead person was a Nepalese national, according to a journalist based here In Kathmandu, there were reports of damage to large number of houses.
'Himal' magazine's Editor Kanak Mani Dixit told CNN that a tall landmark building in Kathmandu called Dadarah had completely collapsed. Many other buildings were badly damaged.
Dixit told CNN that villages in central Nepal had reported much damage but could not provide details of casualties.
Story updated at 5 pm local time