Reaching out to those affected in earthquake, says PM Modi

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New Delhi, Apr 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was working to reach out to those affected in the earthquake that was felt across India and Nepal.

"We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal," Modi tweeted.

PM Modi takes stock of quake situation

"News has come in about an earthquake in Nepal. Several parts of India also experienced tremors." he said.


An earthquake of 7.5 on Richter scale struck various cities of India, including Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Guwahati at 11.41 a.m.

[Earthquake effect: Metro services suspended in Kolkata, Delhi]

The epicentre of the earthqauke was in Lamjung, Nepal.

At least one person was killed when an old building collapsed in the premises of the Indian consulate in Kathmandu when a massive earthquake shook the country on Saturday.

[Nepal Earthquake's intensity revised up from 7.5 to 7.9]

The dead person was a Nepalese national, according to a journalist based in Kathmandu.

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