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Screams of horror in Tibet as Nepal earthquake strikes



April 30, 2015

By Keely Lockhart

Mobile phone footage captures the horrifying moment shockwaves from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal struck the Tibetan border, causing landslides

In the footage, people, including a family with a child, can be seen running for their lives as rubble tumbles from the mountains around them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People are also heard screaming over the almost-deafening sound of the landslide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Chinese state media, the footage was shot in Gyirong Perfecture, close to the Nepal-Tibet border and not far from the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the video it is clear to see border guards gazing around in shock at the scene unfolding before them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China's official Xinhua News Agency reported 25 dead in Tibet, with 117 injured, and nearly 80 per cent of the houses in the worst-affected regions of Gyirong, Nyalam and Tingri collapsed.

The person who shot the footage on their mobile phone was among the survivors.

Nepal earthquake: Nepal PM fears death toll could rise to 10,000 In Nepal, the death toll continues to rise, with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala saying the number of dead could reach 10,000.

International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people, three days after Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake, but disbursement is slow.

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