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Photos from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal

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Tragedy struck the world when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal earlier this morning. Over a 1000 people have died in the disaster that turned buildings into rubble and leveled the city’s 200-foot tall Dharahara Tower to the ground. The quake was so strong it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and was felt in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh.

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Update Sunday, April 26th: New estimates have put the death toll at over 2,400 people with 5,900 people injured from the quake and its aftershocks.

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The remains of the 200-foot tall Dharahara Tower, Image Credit: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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The Nepalese people cremating the earthquake victims, Image Credit: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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Here are the original pictures we collected from the day of the earthquake, Saturday, April 25th:

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Image Credit: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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A girl is treated for her injuries, Image Credit: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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Injured child recovering from the earthquake, Image Credit: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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Image Credit: Tashi Sherpa/AP

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Everest Base Camp, Image Credit: Azim Afif/AP

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Everest Base Camp, Image Credit: Azim Afif/AP


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DISCUSSION

Have spent time in the Himalayas-both Indian and Nepal sides. Sad that my memories of Kathmandu are now gone.

Will talk about this with my middle school students this week. Also discuss ways to help.

We have been discussing human geography all quarter. Feel ghoulish bringing it up but it shows how everything connects both physically and on a human scale.