Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday issued a travel alert urging
people not to travel to Nepal following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Himalayan country earlier in the day in which over 1,900 people are confirmed to have died as of press time, with the death toll continuing to climb.
In a statement, the ministry called on Taiwanese nationals to postpone plans to visit Nepal.
The earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal since 1934, occurred approximately 80 kilometers to the northeast of the country’s capital of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey.
More than 1,900 people were reported dead as of Sunday afternoon, and many buildings had collapsed in the capital and in areas near the quake’s epicenter, foreign media reported. [FULL STORY]