An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in Richter scale he shook central Nepal and caused far more than a thousand dead, hundreds injured and many buildings destroyed. The earthquake had its epicenter between Kathmandu and Pokhara city, the country's second largest.
A spokesman for the Nepali police told the BBC already had confirmed the death of at least 1150 people, 539 of them in the Kathmandu valley region. And the figure could rise because many more are trapped under the rubble.
The jolt was also felt in neighboring India, where there have been at least 22 faltales victims and even in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
in the capital several buildings including the iconic tower Dharahara- were reduced to rubble, trapping many people. The ancient temples were particularly affected.
The Nepalese authorities described damage severe and said that they were not limited to the epicenter area.
"we will need the support of several international agencies with more experience to handle the kind of emergency we are facing," said Information Minister Minendra Rija.
the shock also caused avalanches on Mount Everest, killing at least eight mountain climbers. There are also several missing.
This is the worst earthquake in Nepal since a 8.3 quake razed to Kathmandu in 1934, killing more than 8,500 people.