Nepal earthquake
The earthquake in Nepal has claimed 970 lives and destroyed infrastructure Getty

The Himalayan nation of Nepal was rocked by a deadly earthquake on Saturday (25 April), claiming more lives throughout the day.

Here are the latest key developments from the deadly disaster:

  • Nepal's police have confirmed that 2,500 people have been killed
  • More than 1,700 people have been left injured
  • At least 40 people have been killed in India
  • 17 people have been killed and 53 seriously injured in Tibet, according to Xinhua news agency
  • 12 people have been reportedly killed in China
  • Four people have been killed in Bangladesh
  • Aftershocks measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale have struck Nepal
  • The Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas and appealed for international humanitarian aid
  • Google has set up a Person Finder page in response to the earthquake in a bid to help people who are looking for someone to connect with another person who may have information
  • India has mobilised its resources to help its northern neighbour. The country's Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar said three aircraft and two helicopters have been diverted to carry National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, doctors, clothes, medicine and water to Nepal
  • Indian broadcaster, NDTV has said that in an effort to help communication, the central government has reduced India-Nepal call charges
  • A number of historic sites have been destroyed, including the nine-storey Dharahara tower, temples and parts of a former royal palace
  • The US has promised $1m (£660m) in aid, Australia has promised A$5m (£2.57m), and the UK has promised £5m.
  • Sri Lanka, the UK and China are sending disaster response teams to assist in search and rescue operations.

Last update: 16:31am, 26 April