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Quake destruction leaves Nepal expats in Oman shell-shocked

by REJIMON K
A collapsed house in Kathmandu after an earthquake on Saturday. Photo-Reuters
More than 1,500 people lost their lives after a strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, jolting even parts of India and causing death and devastation

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