Aftershock rocks Nepal gallery video

The death toll in Nepal following a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake has topped 1900.

9:07 PM  Nepal and India have been rocked by a 6.7 aftershock as the death toll from Saturday's quake passed 2000.

Nepal quake: hundreds trapped gallery video

A woman cries as her son was trapped inside a collapsed house after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015. The powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Nepal's deadliest earthquake in 81 years triggers a Mt Everest avalanche.

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Nations, aid groups support gallery

A collapsed building in Kathmandu, where more than 300 were killed.

World leaders and global charities offer condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following earthquake.

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Abu Yusuf claims to be working in a paediatric ward of the Islamic State Health Service in the video.

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Aftershock rocks Nepal

Nepal and India have been rocked by a 6.7 aftershock as the death toll from Saturday's quake passed 2000.

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