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Thousands Take Part In London Vigil For Victims Of Nepal Earthquake

The event was organised by Nepalese groups based in the capital.

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Thousands of people have taken part in a vigil in Londonโ€™s Trafalgar Square to pay their respects to the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

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The event, which took place on Tuesday evening, raised money for the relief effort and paid tribute to more than 5,000 people who died in Saturday's quake.

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The vigil was organised by a number of Nepalese groups based in the UK capital.

Scenes from Candlelight Vigil for #Nepal in Trafalgar Square, London #PrayforNepal

The United Nations believes that in addition to the deaths, Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake has affected more than 8 million people and left 10,000 injured.

Vigil for #NepalEarthquake at Trafalgar Square tonight. Moving to see London's Nepali community coming together.

The rescue effort has been hampered by poor weather, aftershocks, and struggling infrastructure, the BBC reported.

Matthew Chattle / Rex/REX USA

Britain has so far given ยฃ15 million to the relief effort.

#PrayforNepal #CandleLight #vigil #trafalgarsquare #london #solidarity #RIPtoallcasualties ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

And the Queen has written to the president of Nepal to express her sadness at the tragedy.

The Queen has sent a message to the President of #Nepal following Saturday's earthquake

Richard James is the News Director for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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