Tuesday 12 May 2015

Dozens Die As Another Deadly Quake Hits Nepal

At least 37 people are dead and more than 1,000 injured after another powerful earthquake struck Nepal - flattening buildings and triggering landslides.

The 7.3-magnitude quake happened at lunchtime on Tuesday - less than three weeks after the impoverished country was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which killed at least 8,000 people and injured more than 17,000.
Nepal's Home Ministry said 37 people have been killed and 1,117 injured, with the number of dead expected to rise.
Meanwhile, the US Pacific Command has said a US Marine Corps helicopter which was assisting with the relief effort has been reported missing in Nepal. Six US marines and two Nepalese soldiers were on board at the time.
Aid agencies are struggling to get reports from outside the capital of Kathmandu, and the quake's epicentre was located between Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

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