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Photos: Buildings flattened in Kathmandu as 7.9 Richter scale quake hit Nepal

 Photos: Buildings flattened in Kathmandu as 7.9 Richter scale quake hit Nepal

A building stands damaged after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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People stand around damage caused by an earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal,on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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People walk past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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A group of people gather outdoors as an earthquake hits Kathmandu city, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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A man carries a dog and walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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A man walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25 April 2015. A strong magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. AP

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Updated Date: Apr 25, 2015 15:56:19 IST