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Powerful Aftershock Hits Nepal as Aid Arrives

A powerful 6.7-magnitude aftershock rumbled through Nepal on Sunday, sending people running for safety and threatening more damage a day after a devastating earthquake killed nearly 2,000 people and injured thousands more, NBC News reported. Climbers reported more avalanches on Mount Everest, even as choppers landed near base camp to evacuate the injured. A massive avalanche triggered by Saturday's quake claimed at least 17 people in what is believed to be the mountain's deadliest day ever. The aftershock struck as aid had started to arrive in the impoverished mountain nation, with Indian military planes shipping 200 rescuers and 43 tons of food and emergency supplies. "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. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed over 1,900 people in Nepal, as well as nearly 100 others in the neighboring countries of Tibet, Bangladesh and China, according to The Associated Press. Read »
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Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Over 1,900 Dead in Nepal Quake: Reports

The death toll continued to rise after a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, destroying ancient temples and triggering an avalanche on Mt. Everest, NBC News reported. A Nepalese police official said at least 1,910 people were killed in that country and about 4,700 people were injured, The Associated Press reported. At least 51 were killed in India, 17 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh, and two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border, according to the AP. A senior trekking guide said 17 climbers and guides are believed to have died in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by the earthquake, the AP reported. It is believed to be the deadliest day in the mountain's history. Hospitals were overflowing with injured people, homes were damaged, phone lines were jammed and roads had gaping cracks running along them. Climbers on Mount Everest were sent running for their lives when the earthquake set off at least one avalanche. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Secretary of State John Kerry said he asked U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Peter Bodde to release an initial $1 million for humanitarian assistance. Read »
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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.
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 11:49 PM
By Michael Rodio

PHOTOS: Deadly Earthquake Rocks Nepal

A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing hundreds... See Full Gallery »

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"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor during her stint as celebrity host of the the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, earning laughs for digs at journalists, the Secret Service and even President Obama himself. "The Washington Hilton is great," the one-time "Weekend Update" host said. "I bet when the president walked in and saw all those bellhops he thought, 'Finally, some decent security.'" Read »
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