A powerful earthquake has rocked central Nepal, causing extensive damage to buildings and some injuries. The quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said. It quickly raised its initial 7.5 estimate of the magnitude. Speaking to the BBC, Information Minister Minendra Rijal said there had been “massive damage” around the epicentre of the quake.
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