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The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal has topped 2,500 and may continue to rise as more areas are searched, The Associated Press reported. Local authorities said Sunday that at least 2,430 people in the country had died, according to the AP. Authorities added that 61 people died in India and a few in other neighboring countries, while the Nepal Mountaineering Association said 18 bodies were recovered from Mount Everest. A major aftershock also hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors. Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Kathmandu during the aftershock that rattled hospitals and buildings already ravaged by the quake. "Our people on the ground have found the overall situation to have been worse than their worst fears," said Save the Children, one of the many aid groups sending emergency teams to Nepal. Read »
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How to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:33 AM
 

It was a sound like thunder.... It was really shaking shaking shaking.  

— Shristi Mainali a 21-year-old nursing student in Kathmandu, Nepal, describing Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake there.
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A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing hundreds... See Full Gallery »

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