Celebrities Tweet Prayers Following Devastating Earthquake In Nepal

By Acsilyn Miyazaki | 3 years ago
Celebrities Tweet Prayers Following Devastating Earthquake In Nepal
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal claiming lives of more than 2,500 people.

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal and parts of neighboring countries on Saturday causing a death toll of more than 2,500 people, reported NBC.

The country has been confronted with problems in their society and political systems which made it seemed more difficult to start with the restoration process. Buildings have fallen and ancient temples have also collapsed. People were trapped while some have run for their lives, reported New York Times.

Nepal has already been in despair and the tragedy that shook the country added more pictures of despair. The quake which hit the southern Asian country had powerful aftershocks shaking the region. Reuters reported that about 66 people died in India following the aftershock. Meanwhile, 18 others died in Tibet, said the news agency.

On the other hand, celebrities also showed their support and sympathies and urged everyone to pray for the victims. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian were among others who took their sentiments to Twitter. The stars tweeted prayer posts and extended messages of support to the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted on Twitter via @TheRock, “Thoughts and prayers for the people of Nepal and everyone affected by today’s tragic events. Hold onto your faith and stay strong”. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian tweeted, “Praying for victims of the earthquake in Nepal…” Kim also urged people to donate relief money for the earthquake victims. Khloe Kardashian also tweeted, “My thoughts and prayers are with the proud, brave people of Nepal!! Such a devastating tragedy!! God bless!!!”

Other celebrities including Olivia Munn, Shannen Doherty, Lucy Hale and La Toya Jackson also tweeted their support and sympathies to those affected in Nepal.

Meanwhile, Google executive and Sophia Bush’s ex-boyfriend, Dan Fredinburg, was among those whose lives were taken after the earthquake caused an avalanche from Mount Everest, reported E! News.

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Acsilyn has been a part of the online publishing industry for more than 3 years. Aside from being an online news correspondent, Asha, as she is otherwise known, is also a blogger and an e-book author. She hails from the Philippines where everyday is usually bright and sunny.