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Nepal powerful earthquake death toll climbs 2,200 - photos, video


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MANILA, Philippines - The official death toll due to powerful earthquake in Nepal already climbed to 2,200, the authorities have reported as bodies piled up in the capital Kathmandu on Sunday, April 26.

People search for survivors in Kathmandu Durbar Square
People search for survivors in Kathmandu Durbar Square | Credit: Mashable/ NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA

CNN reported that massive aftershock jolted Nepal on Sunday as the Himalayan nation struggled to cope with the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake.

Nepalese people walk past collapsed buildings at Lalitpur
Nepalese people walk past collapsed buildings at Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. | Credit: Mashable/ Getty Images
Buried alive
Buried Alive. Credit: Mashable

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the new quake on Sunday was initially estimated at 6.7, considerably weaker than the 7.8 magnitude of the devastating one of a day earlier.

READ: Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal, nearly 700 dead
Reports said that at least 17 were killed on Mount Everest, where the quake launched an avalanche.

The quake destroyed the old, historic part of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across the northern part of India, Bangladesh, China’s region of Tibet and Pakistan.

Aftershocks felt after the powerful Nepal Earthquake
Aftershocks felt after the powerful Nepal Earthquake | Credit: USGS

No Pinoys hurt in Nepal earthquake

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), no Filipinos hurt from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that shook parts of Nepal.

DFA spokesman Charles Jose announced on Twitter that the Filipino community head in Kathmandu reported that there are less than 200 nationals in Nepal and that none of them were badly affected.

Jose added that two Filipino mountaineers in Mt. Everest, Jessica Ann Nicole F. Ramirez and Jose Francisco C. Oracion are now safe. They went to the Everest base camp for vacation as mountaineers and checked in at Khwopa Guest House Bhaktapur Kathmandu but are now in Durhar Square.



The massive earthquake on Saturday is considered as Nepal's worst in the past 80 years.

WATCH: Death toll continues to rise - Nepal Earthquake aftermath (video courtesy of BBC News)


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