NEW DELHI – Officials say at least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal.
A government official in the eastern state of Bihar says at least 14 deaths were reported in seven districts that share a border with Nepal. At least 35 other people were injured in Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake.
The official, Vyasji, who goes by one name and heads the state's disaster management department, says vacations for all government doctors have been canceled to ensure that anyone injured gets adequate medical care.
Yogeshwar Misra, a government official in Uttar Pradesh state, says at least six deaths were reported there from house collapses triggered by the quake. Thirty other people were injured in the state.