(Updates) Nepal earthquake: Death toll crosses 2,300; rains, thunder storm likely to hit the country
Kathmandu, April 26: Nepal was shaken by a deadly earthquake that left over 2,000 people dead and over 4,000 injured, on Saturday, April 25. Reactions poured in from all across the world, condoling the loss of lives and damage of property. [Earthquake: Fresh tremor felt in Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal; panic grips all]
International aid groups rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed thousands of lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.[Nepal earthquake: As it happened]
Let's take a look at more updates on massive Nepal earthquake: [Helpline/Emergency numbers for Nepal earthquake]
- The US envoy in Kathmandu has announced $1 million for emergency assistance.
- All Mizos living in Nepal, many of them missionaries and evangelist teachers, were reportedly safe, reports from Nepal said.
- Nepal earthquake toll rises to over 2,300.
- Heavy rains, thunder storm may hit Nepal.
- India today rushed a 34-member team of doctors and technicians along with 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Nepal after it suffered a devastating earthquake in which hundreds of people have been killed.
- Asian countries were scrambling to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links.
- People from Karnataka stranded in Nepal that was rocked by a massive earthquake are returning to India in batches through road and special Indian Air Force flights, state government officials said.
- Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav spent Saturday night inside a tent after the powerful earthquake caused several cracks in his office-cum-residence.
- A total of 336 people from West Bengal have been stranded due to the earthquake in Nepal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
- All Kashmiris working in Kathmandu, the capital of earthquake-hit Nepal, are safe.
- Ambassador-designate of Nepal here Deep Kumar Upadhyay today expressed gratitude to India for its quick response in helping its quake-hit neighbour as round-the-clock rescue work began there.
- The Maharashtra government has been able to get information about 400 people from the state stranded in Nepal following a massive earthquake there and they are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.
- At least 47 tourists and pilgrims from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who were visiting Nepal when it was struck by an earthquake, have returned home.
- A total of 311 pilgrims and tourists from Tamil Nadu are stranded in quake hit Nepal and efforts have been taken to ensure their safe return.
- All Mizos living in Nepal, many of them missionaries and evangelist teachers, are reportedly safe.
- India puts on hold till 4 p.m. moving fresh relief and rescue missions to the Himalayan country.
- Four Chinese nationals have been killed in the devastating Nepal earthquake that left hundreds of Chinese tourists stranded in the country.
- Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday urged the people to donate blood in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has left 2,123 people dead and 4,627 others injured.
- A high-magnitude quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rocked many parts of East and North India, including Delhi, epicentre of which was Nepal.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being sent to Nepal in addition to the 10 teams that have already been rushed for quake relief.
- Madhya Pradesh will contribute Rs 5 crore in the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund as an aid for people affected by a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake which rocked Nepal and various parts of India.
- State helplines for Nepal Earthquake
Telangana: 0965099001609650990016, 040- 23454088040- 23454088
Andhra Pradesh: 011-23385016011-23385016.
NDMA: 0112670172801126701728/ 29
Gujarat: 079 23251900079 23251900/ 079 23251902079 23251902/ 14,
Maharashtra: 011- 23380326011- 23380326, 022-22027990022-22027990
+91 11 2301 2113+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905+91 11 2301 7905
After seeing all the destruction, I believe the only reason I was saved was so I can serve humankind: Baba Ramdev pic.twitter.com/WsPfZvdVPK— ANI (@ANI_news) April 26, 2015
Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with a message "Help the earthquake victims" in Puri in Odisha. (AFP). pic.twitter.com/AtUSMjWoRi— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 26, 2015