外文标题：12 dead, many injured as Nepal quake jolts Tibet
BEIJING: BEIJING: At least 12 people, including an 83-year-old woman, were killed in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday after a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted neighbouring Nepal.
The earthquake killed 12 people and seriously injured many others in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency cited local authorities as saying.
The woman was killed after her house collapsed in Nyelam county in Shigatse city.
The earthquake was felt in the cities of Lhasa and Shigatse. Houses were damaged in Nyelam county and telecommunication services were interrupted in counties on the China-Nepal border, the report said.
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This is a warning for China it intends to build a railway line connecting China and Nepal transecting through the formidable Himalayas with some tunnels through the mountain terrain. As a geoscientist and geotechnical engineer I advise that it is utterly unwise to venture this mammoth project. It is foolish on your part to play with the odds of the nature. China, abandon your expansionist ambitions. God is at work and beware you atheist nation.