More than 600 dead and homes and offices collapse as massive earthquake rocks Nepal

Hundreds have been killed after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing massive damage in the capital.

Homes, businesses and landmarks were destroyed when the severe earthquake struck Kathmandu and the densely-populated surrounding areas at noon local time, officials said.

Officials confirmed that 688 people have died, with 181 people killed in the capital, as rescue teams continue to search for survivors who are feared to be trapped under the rubble. Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal warned the death toll is almost certain to rise.

  • ontario john

    The cbc is reporting that fracking in North America is probably the cause. Although the Toronto Star is stating that a group of Harperites were seen in the area.

    • I’m certain it was a joint conspiracy.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        No, Trudeau and Marc Emery would have been in on the Joint Conspiracy.

        • Norman_In_New_York

          All kidding aside, the cause is the collision between the India Plate and the Asia Plate, which pushed up the Himalayas in the first place.

  • Surele Surele

    Wanna bet that Western countries (including Israel) will be first with aid and help? Or perhaps, even the only ones.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Here we go again.
      The Clintons and Wyclef Jean will get there first.

  • DMB

    I doubt these people will be celebrating Earth Day anytime soon.