Nepal quake: Police appeals to residents to stay off their telephones

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on Tuesday at around 12.35 pm, sending strong tremors across major swathes of North India, including Delhi, at about 12.40 pm.

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The deputy prime minister says around 45 buildings have collapsed in the town of Ercis and the city of Van.