死者1341人とロイター報道、米は災害支援隊派遣へ

2015.4.26 08:00

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ネパール中部で25日に起きた大地震で、ロイター通信は同日夜、死者が1341人に達したと報じた。警察当局者の話としている。首都カトマンズなどに非常事態を宣言したネパール政府は、被災者の捜索や救出活動を急いでいる。負傷者は4万5千人に達したとの報道もある。

ケリー米国務長官は25日、米国際開発局(USAID)が災害支援対策チームの派遣準備に入ったことを表明した。緊急措置で100万ドル(約1億2千万円)の資金拠出も決定。欧州連合(EU)も支援を検討している。ネパールでは約80年ぶりともされる大規模な地震災害を受け、国際支援の動きが広がっている。

また、ネパールには約千人の在留邦人が在住、カトマンズの日本大使館が被害状況の把握を進めている。

大地震では、耐震性の弱い建物の崩壊で人々が下敷きとなった。余震でさらに崩れることを恐れ、カトマンズなどでは25日夜から26日未明にかけ、多くの人々が屋外で夜を過ごした。電気や通信の遮断などライフラインが混乱しており、全容解明にはなお時間がかかる見込み。(共同)

参照元 : 産経新聞


ネパール地震の映像

The 7.9 earthquake that recently hit Nepal has destroyed buildings, cellphone networks are down in many areas and power is out, this earthquakes death toll has recently reached 1,130, says police
spokesman. but there are likely many more unaccounted for. It has even caused 13 Deaths on Mount Everest in wake of avalanches triggered by earthquake near Kathmandu.

CCTV footage and pictures of recent Nepal Earthquake




A violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday destroyed ancient temples, triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest and left survivors camped outside of their homes as night fell, fearful of more aftershocks.

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The quake's death toll kept rising, with police telling The Associated Press that at least 1,130 people were confirmed dead. Other reports cited nearly 1,500 deaths.

Nearly two dozen aftershocks followed the quake, including a magnitude-6.6 aftershock an hour afterwards. Hospitals were overflowing with injured people, homes were damaged, phone lines were jammed, and roads had gaping cracks running along them.

Rain showers were forecast for Saturday into Sunday, making the frantic search for survivors even more complicated.

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Secretary of State John Kerry said he asked Peter Bodde, the U.S. ambassador to Nepal, to release an initial $1 million for humanitarian assistance.

USAID is also preparing to deploy a disaster response team and is activating an urban search and rescue team to accompany disaster experts, Kerry added.

"To the people in Nepal and the region affected by this tragedy we send our heartfelt sympathies," Kerry said in a statement.

The quake hit the poverty-stricken Himalayan country just before noon local time (2:15 a.m. ET), with an epicenter about 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu and 50 miles east of Nepal's second-largest city, Pokhara. It was felt in neighboring South Asian countries, and killed 50 others in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.

The shallow quake is the worst to hit Nepal — which is landlocked between India and China — in nearly a century. It struck during the spring climbing season, when hundreds of thousands of tourists come for mountain-trekking and to tour the ancient Hindu temples in Kathmandu.

Climbers on Mount Everest were sent running for their lives when the earthquake set off at least one avalanche. At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in the avalanche on the world's highest mountain, according to the AP.

"A massive earthquake just hit Everest. Basecamp has been severely damaged. Our team is caught in camp 1. Please pray for everyone," mountaineer Daniel Mazur tweeted hours after the quake.

Nepal Earthquake Updates - 1130 confirmed dead after 7.8-Magnitude Tremor



India: Scores dead and injured following Nepal earthquake *GRAPHIC*



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