A powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,180 people across four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in more than 80 years.
At least 1,130 people were confirmed dead across Nepal, according to the police. Another 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died in the Nepal-China border.
The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.