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In pictures: Earthquake in Nepal demolishes Darahara Tower

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. 

  • DNA Web Team
  • Apr 25, 2015, 04:45 PM IST

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. 

1. Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine storey 61.88 metres tall tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu.

Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine storey 61.88 metres tall tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu.
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Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine storey 61.88 metres tall tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu. 

2. Nepalese rescue members gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.

Nepalese rescue members gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.
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Nepalese rescue members gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.

3. Darahara was a part of the Architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO.

Darahara was a part of the Architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO.
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Darahara was a part of the Architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO.

4. Nepalese rescue members remove the body from Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.

Nepalese rescue members remove the body from Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.
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Nepalese rescue members remove the body from Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.