MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s Nepalese community is raising money to aid the victims of Saturday’s massive earthquake in Nepal.
The estimated magnitude 7.8 quake struck a heavily-populated area, including the capital, Kathmandu.
Police say at least 1,100 people are confirmed dead, and that number is expected to rise.
The earthquake is the worst to hit Nepal in more than 80 years.
It triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 10 climbers.
Deaths have also been reported in four neighboring countries.
The Association of Nepalis in Minnesota is collecting funds to donate to the Red Cross Nepal and other relief agencies.