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Nepal earthquake: tourist's footage shows ancient temples crumbling

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Nepal earthquake: tourist's footage shows ancient temples crumbling

<p>Dramatic footage captured by a tourist in Nepal shows the moments after a massive earthquake struck the country.</p> <p>The clip, taken in the town of Bhaktapur, shows historic buildings crumbling after the shock. </p> <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)<sup class="footnote"><a href="#fn6806403806378769b112ce">0</a></sup>; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));</script><div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/euronews/videos/10153033069873110/"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite="/euronews/videos/10153033069873110/"><a href="/euronews/videos/10153033069873110/"></a><p>[no comment] A tourist in Bhaktapur, a short distance from Kathmandu, caught on camera the moment Saturday's devastating earthquake hit the city causing thousands of deaths and widespread damage.</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/euronews">euronews</a> on Thursday, 30 April 2015</blockquote></div></div> <p>Situated about 13 km outside the capital Kathmandu, <a href="https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Bhaktapur,+Nepal/@27.6773979,85.4244666,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x39eb1aae42806ba1:0x5449e079404e5e82">Bhaktapur</a> is a <span class="caps">UNESCO</span> world heritage site known for its Hindu temples.</p> <p>A separate video, filmed from a drone, shows some of the damage to the capital itself:</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fFRPFMGptJE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>