In pictures: Kathmandu temples collapse after deadly quake
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Several century-old temples in Kathmandu collapsed on Saturday after the Nepalese capital was hit by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 1,400 people.
The quake struck west Kathmandu, causing buildings to collapse and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said.
The capital’s iconic Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site with century-old palaces and temples, was left in rubble according to pictures posted on social media. The Dharahara Tower, a landmark nine-storey structure built in 1832, also collapsed in the disaster.
The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue services rush to toppled office blocks in the capital.
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