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    According to media reports, around 600 people died in the earthquake which shook Nepal Saturday morning. The disaster took place about 82 kilometers (51 miles) northwest of the capital. The earthquake also reportedly caused tremors in nearby Indian regions, as well as an avalanche on the Everest.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A group of 15 Russian tourists in the Nepalese mountains are not responding to communication after an earthquake of magnitude of 7.9 hit the country on Saturday, executive director of Russian Mountaineering Federation Roman Bryk said.

    "I would not say that the group is lost. They just have not been replying. I think it is related to certain technical moments caused by the earthquake. They have a satellite telephone, we are trying to contact them. We have not managed to do that yet," Bryk told R-Sport.

    The Russian embassy in Nepal does not have any information regarding the tourist group yet, an embassy employee told RIA Novosti.

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