ii.The quake and a series of serious aftershocks delivered a severe blow to Nepal, one of the world's poorest and least-developed nations, and one that has faced a recent wave of political turmoil amid debate over a new constitution.
iii.The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. The earthquake with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, had its impact in several cities in Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Prades.
iv. The tremors were also felt across vast stretches of east and northeast India. It was also felt in China, Bhutan and as far as Pakistan and Bangladesh.
v. Kathmandu's Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was completely damaged in the quake. The nearly two-century old 9-storey landmark Dharhara tower in the centre of the capital collapsed and several people are feared trapped.