Rescuers struggle to find Nepal quake survivors as deaths reach 157

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Rescuers struggle to find Nepal quake survivors as deaths reach 157

Rescue workers in Nepal have started searching for survivors after the country’s most devastating earthquake in eight years. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.4, struck the Jajarkot region in the west of Nepal. The death toll currently stands at 157, but officials fear it could rise as first responders have only just reached the area near the epicenter. The poor quality of construction in the area and the fact that the earthquake occurred while people were sleeping contributed to the high death toll. Rescue efforts are expected to be slow due to blocked roads caused by landslides. This earthquake is the deadliest since 2015 when two earthquakes killed around 9,000 people and caused significant destruction. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the village of Ramidanda, and aftershocks continue to be felt. Three towns and three villages in Jajarkot have been affected, and the injured have been transported to hospitals by rescue helicopters. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has flown to the area to oversee search, rescue, and relief operations. The government has appealed for donations to provide essential supplies to the survivors. India and China have offered assistance, but Nepal has informed them that they are currently conducting preliminary operations and will request help if needed. The tremors from the earthquake were felt in New Delhi and other parts of north India, but no damage has been reported in the neighboring Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and offered assistance to Nepal.

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