Nepal is in the midst of a massive earthquake, the country’s government said on Tuesday, sending more than 60,000 people to shelters.
It said the emergency shelters will be opened later this week.
Nepal has been battling a deadly aftershock for weeks.
A magnitude 6.8 quake hit on Sunday and aftershocks have hit Kathmandu and Kathmandong.
Namaste, Nepal In a tweet, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said he will ask Nepal’s Parliament to open emergency shelters, while sending a team of government officials and police to help people get into homes and businesses.
He said the response will be coordinated with the Civil Defence.