KATHMANDU: Thousands of people in Kathmandu spent night out of their homes and slept in the open as they feared of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that rocked Nepal on Saturday killing over 1800 people.
People were out on the streets after the disaster, fearing another earthquake. Many people were seen spending the night on roads despite the cold, waking up to the wreckage around them.
The main earthquake struck at 34 km east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal at 06:11:26 (11.41 am India time). (Also Read: LIVE: Nepal Earthquake – Death toll rises to 1,800; India mounts massive rescue operation to help Nepal)
A large number of people are still missing and feared trapped under the debris and the death toll is expected to rise.