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Tragedy returns to Everest exactly a year later

Exactly a year later tragedy struck again to the Everest region and at the very crucial time of the Everest climbing season. And this could be probably the worst tragedy to hit Everest region. After the quake today noon an avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday. An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, after a huge earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Nepal’s Tourism Ministry could only confirm 10 deaths, but spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said that the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp. He said two tents at the camp had been filled with the injured. Ministry o...

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16 tremors shook the north-east leading upto this massive quake

Northeastern region and its adjoining areas – Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar as also the Andamans – have been rocked by at least 16 earthquakes in the current month, with the series of tremors of Saturday causing major damage in Nepal. The IMD website, in its earthquake data for the current month (April) showed that while seven of these 16 earthquakes were significantly felt in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, these measured from as low as 2.8 on the Richter scale in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on April 9 to the 7.9 that epicentred in Pokhara in Nepal but was felt not just across northern and eastern India but even down south in Kochi and other places. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has grouped the country into four seismic zones on the basis of va

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Quake hits a big blow to Nepal, tourism

Earthquakes are always devastating causing massive loss to property and lives. Today's earthquake in Nepal  has caused catastrophic damage to country's infrastructure and this couldn't have happened at a more worst time when huge tourism season was just round the corner. Many tourists have been injured, killed or trapped in today's earthquake. Initial reports say that up to 400 people, many are expected to be tourists wanting to enjoy a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley are currently trapped when the Dharahara Tower or Bhimsen Tower collapsed. It was a nine storey (61.88m) tall tower at the center of Kathmandu. It is a part of Architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO. It was built in 1832 by the Prime Minister of the time, Bhimsen Thapa of Nepal. The tower had a spiral stairc

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