Images of devastation emerge from Nepal earthquake

People sleep outside on a street in Katmandu, Nepal, following a massive earthquake on April 25.

People sleep outside on a street in Katmandu, Nepal, following a massive earthquake on April 25.

(Narendra Shrestha / European Pressphoto Agency)

A devastating earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, toppling historic buildings in the capital, Katmandu, fracturing highways and triggering avalanches on Mt. Everest. By evening, police had placed the death toll at more than 1,400 with the number climbing by the hour.

In Thamel, a tourist district in Kathmandu, backpacking tourists walked in droves without a place to sleep for the night. People have resorted to sleeping outside without tents or blankets, said Santosh Sharma, an aid worker with the CARE relief agency.

“These are very difficult conditions for women, children and elderly people,” he said. “It’s very cold for them, and the aftershocks just keep coming for hours. Everyone is afraid to go indoors, so we will all sleep outside in the cold tonight.”

Here are some images from Nepal following the massive quake:


Streets of Nepal tonight #NepalEarthquake - @lendaai— Conflict News (@rConflictNews) April 25, 2015

#Nepal needs your prayers : I visited this square and now it’s gone— pk’s world (@SourceSyndicate) April 25, 2015

Images from @TirthaRajJoshi1 of some of the damage caused by today’s earthquake in Rasuwa district, #Nepal— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) April 25, 2015

Our hearts go out to all of Nepal. Sending love, light, and strength to all those effected.— Slidely (@Slidely) April 25, 2015

As @SrBachchan remembers, most locations where this famous song was shot are flattened in today’s earthquake. #Nepal— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) April 25, 2015

Nepal’s tallest monument Dharahara 1920, 1934, 2013, today ¿¿¿¿ (Via @AnupKaphle)— Negar ¿¿¿¿ (@NegarMortazavi) April 25, 2015

An avalanche hit above the most popular Mt. Everest base camp at the height of climbing season, killing at least 10 people and stranding others.

Meanwhile, here’s what Everest Base Camp looks like after the quake-triggered avalanche. (By Azim Afif via AP) #Nepal— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) April 25, 2015


#NepalQuake: Everest climbers among the dead— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) April 25, 2015

Azim Afif: Scores dead, missing, injured at Everest Base Camp. SAR still ongoing. No definite figure so far @501Awani— Rizal Zulkapli AWANI (@rizalzulkapli) April 25, 2015

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