The total economic cost of the destruction from Nepal’s earthquake and aftershocks is most likely to total between $1-10 billion, with the second most probable scenario showing damage may reach $100 billion.
The current priority for aid groups working in Nepal is on rescue and providing people with shelter, food, water, blankets, and medical treatment, said Tony Castleman, of Catholic Relief Services. The longer term recovery might take years, he added.
It is hard enough to survive a massive earthquake in Nepal and for that to be followed by a horrific avalanche at Mount Everest. However, some climbers managed to capture the moment they were hit by a sea of ice and snow crashing into them on camera.
Experts had been warning for years that a serious earthquake would decimate Nepal’s overpopulated capital. Specialists had been trying to work out a contingency plan for Kathmandu, in the event of an inevitable tremor however, they were not fast enough.
A number of Nepal's iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and landmarks, including the Dharahara Tower built for a queen, have been destroyed following the earthquake that hit the country Saturday morning, killing over 3,300 people.
A fresh 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck 17km south of Kodari, Nepal, on Sunday morning triggering avalanches on Mt. Everest and raising fresh fears after Saturday's 7.9 quake claimed over 3,300 lives.
The head of privacy at the secretive Google X facility was one of the 18 people killed in an avalanche at Mount Everest, triggered by the Nepal earthquake. Hundreds of foreign nationals are also feared dead or are missing.
Hundreds of people have been killed after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India with the most severe damage seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The quake also caused an avalanche on Mount Everest.
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing more than 1,800 people and injuring hundreds. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, burying people alive under the rubble.