Nepal earthquake: 25-year-old Telugu actor K Vijay dies

New Delhi, April 27: In the Nepal earthquake, K Vijay, a 25-year-old Telugu film actor, died.

Vijay was in Nepal along with the unit of Telugu movie '' for shooting. The film, reportedly starring Manoj Nandam and Dinesh, was being shot in the country and Vijay was playing a friend of the character played by Dinesh.

Telugu actor K Vijay dies in Nepal earthquake.
Music director Kishan said in Hyderabad that he received information Monday that Vijay died when they were returning from shooting. The car in which they were travelling overturned.

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Vijay, a character actor who was also the choreographer, died on the spot while three others with him were injured.

Vijay hails from Bapatla in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The film industry has urged the government to bring home Vijay's body.

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The 20-member unit was initially thought to be safe but is reportedly still missing. Kishan said the team had left Hyderabad on April 15 for Gorakhpur en route to Nepal.

Telugu actor K Vijay dies in Nepal earthquake.
Meanwhile, rescue workers today intensified efforts to locate survivors trapped under tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings in earthquake-hit Nepal amid concerns that death toll could rise from more than 3,600 with rescue teams reaching remote mountainous areas.

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Racing against time, multi-national rescue teams with sniffer dogs and advanced equipment are desperately trying to locate survivors as hundreds of people are still missing.

More than 700 disaster relief experts drawn from the National Disaster Relief Force have been deployed by India.

The blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals along with fresh tremors are hampering rescue efforts to locate survivors of the Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake that had its impact in several cities in Bihar, West Bengal and UP northeast India.

It was also felt in Southern and Western parts of India, China, Bhutan and as far as Pakistan and Bangladesh.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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