Scores killed by powerful earthquake in Nepal

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Shock in Jajarkot in Karnali province about 300 miles west of Kathmandu caused at least 69 deaths and destroyed houses

At least 69 people have been killed and dozens injured after a strong earthquake struck western Nepal on Friday. Witnesses said houses in the area had collapsed and buildings were shaking hundreds of miles away.

Nepal’s National Seismological Centre said the quake was of magnitude 6.4, but the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) later downgraded the magnitude to 5.7 and the US Geological Survey pegged it as 5.6.

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Written by Reuters in Kathmandu
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