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Magnitude 7.9 Quake Hits Nepal; Heavy Damage

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. Nepal's Information Minister Minendra Rijal told India's NDTV station that there are reports of damage in and around Kathmandu but no immediate word on casualties. He said rescue teams were on the scene. Families rushed into the streets as walls crumbled around them. The epicenter was 80...

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