More than 600 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.
Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India and on Mount Everest.
A Nepali minister said there had been “massive damage” at the epicentre.
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