NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal on Saturday, the government said.
At least 23 people were killed in the eastern state of Bihar in the seven districts that share a border with Nepal, the Home Ministry statement said. Eight people were killed in Uttar Pradesh state. House and wall collapses killed three in West Bengal state.
Dozens in India were also injured in Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake.
Five teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force have been sent to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to help with relief work, the government statement said.