At least one person is dead, and many more are feared trapped, after a nine-storey tower built in the 19th century collapsed in Kathmandu.
According to reports, one body was removed from the wreckage of the 183-year-old Dharahara, which came down following the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal's capital this morning.
Unconfirmed local reports suggest that a number of people could be trapped in the ruins.
The tower has been open to public for 10 years, and had a viewing balcony on its eighth floor.
Four men trapped under as much as 10 foot of rubble after the Nepal earthquake were rescued when NASA technology sensed their heartbeats.
One medical worker told ITV News it was like 'entering your worst nightmare' as they tried to help look after the injured.