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Praying for victims, hope damage from quake is limited: Sonia, Rahul

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New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi have expressed concern over the situation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal and its impact in India and hoped that the damage to life and property is limited.

Sonia Gandhi said she prayed for succour to all who have been affected by the earthquake and hoped that the damage is limited in Nepal as also in the adjoining areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal and parts of India. I hope the damage to life and property is limited and those in need receive assistance at the earliest,” Rahul Gandhi said in his message.

A strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal and several parts of India, including the national capital, leaving a trail of devastation in the Himalayan nation.

Nearly 700 people were killed in Nepal as the quake flattened houses and buildings and triggered an avalanche on Mt Everest.

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