Following severe earth quake rocking Khatmandu, the government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency. Following the quake, snow storm also started on Mount Everest. Some mountaineers were said to be missing.
The quake’s intensity was 8.1 recorded on the Richter Scale. Authorities said that the quake was centred at 83 km from Khatmandu. Khatmandu airport was closed for traffic. Communications were damaged.