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Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche
By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu. There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal's worst in 81 years, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara. India was first to respond by sending in military aircraft with medical equipment and relief teams. A police spokesman said the death toll in Nepal alone had reached 1,341, about half of them in the Kathmandu Valley.
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1,200 killed in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest
A massive earthquake killed more than 1,200 people Saturday as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp. Officials said at least 1,170 people are known to have died in Nepal, making it the quake-prone Himalayan nation's worst disaster in more than 80 years. "The death toll has reached 1,170," Nepal police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told AFP, adding that rescue efforts were still underway. Offers of help poured in from governments around the world, with the United States and the European Union announcing they were sending in disaster response teams.
Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
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Nepal earthquake toll rises to 1,341: policeNEW DELHI (Reuters) - The death toll in Nepal from a severe earthquake on Saturday has risen to 1,341, a police spokesman said. Of the total, more than 630 were reported dead in the Kathmandu Valley and at least 300 more in the capital. (Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Mike Collett-White)
Lower Saxony premier says VW Chairman's exit was 'unavoidable'The premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, which owns 20 percent of Volkswagen , said the resignation of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech announced on Saturday was necessary to create clarity about the carmaker's leadership. "I regret the resignation of Ferdinand Piech, but it was unavoidable in the end," Stephan Weil said in a statement. Deputy Chairman Berthold Huber, who is to take over from Piech until a permanent successor has been named, echoed his comments, saying an end had to be put to uncertainty among employees of Volkswagen caused by the leadership crisis that started earlier this month.
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