The US State Department has announced that three American Citizens are among the over 2,000 dead from the divesting earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.
There are no further details on the identities of the three Americans who were in Nepal or what they were doing at the time.
So far the death toll from the 7.9 magnitude quake is 2,200 but will possibly increase as more bodies are found in yet to be searched the rubble. Saturday’s quake is the worst the nation had felt since 1934 when an earthquake killed 8,500 people.
The earthquake centered near the capital city of Kathmandu. Its effects could be felt as far away as neighboring India and China along with Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Saturday’s quake caused an avalanche at Mount Everest which buried a base camp full of foreign tourists looking to scale the famous mountain. Over 60 people have been reported hurt with 17 dead at this time.
On Sunday the nation was rocked by a 6.7 magnitude aftershock. People ran packing in the street among the debris and rubble from the previous day’s quake.