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Death toll nears 1,200 in devastating earthquake

1 year 7 months 1 week ago April 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Saturday, April 25 2015 April 25, 2015 2:55 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of people are preparing to spend the night in the open after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal and its neighboring countries.

Authorities say the quake has killed nearly 1,200 people but that number is likely to rise.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake originated outside Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and rattled northern parts of India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan. At least 50 deaths were reported in those countries.

IMAGE: ABC News

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