Madrid: It is heard that the Spanish Government has asked the Indian officials and the rescue team to stand beside their citizens at Nepal. According to latest sources, there are around 340 of the Spanish citizens have been stuck at Nepal.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks hit Nepal over the weekend, killing at least 3,700 people and injuring at least 6,300. In India, 73 people were killed. 3 people were reported to have been killed at West Bengal. The earthquake triggered avalanches that killed at least 18 people and injured 61 more at climbing camps in Mount Everest, the AP reported. Most of the fatalities occurred in Nepal, but there are also reports of victims in India, Bangladesh, and Tibet and along the Nepal-China border. Dharahara Tower, a popular historical landmark in Kathmandu, built in 1832 and recognized by UNESCO, collapsed in the quake. The AP reported that hundreds of people buy tickets to ascend to the top of the watchtower on weekends.