Death toll has risen above 2,000 people in Nepal.
Indian prime minister Modi has ordered an immediate dispatch of relief and medical teams to Nepal, and the evacuation of Indian tourists.
Meanwhile, Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has offered “all possible help” that Nepal may need after the earthquake.
Spokesperson for Govt of Nepal Said:
“We are facing a tremendous crisis here and it is hard to even assess what the death toll and the extent of damage could be,” said Mohan Krishna Sapkota, a second tourism official. The trekkers are scattered all around the base camp and some had even trekked further up. It is almost impossible to get in touch with anyone.”
A Nepalese home ministry official said 467 people had been killed in the Kathmandu Valley.
The Nepali government has declared a state of emergency in the affected districts
Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam has appealed for international humanitarian assistance.
Here are some before and after pictures of Nepal’s historic buildings.