New Nepal Earthquake: at Least 19 Dead, 840 Injured

World | May 12, 2015, Tuesday // 13:43|  views

Nepalese search for open space as a strong earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, May 12, 2015. The quake that hit Nepal on 12 May 2015 had a magnitude of 7.3, the United States Geological Society says. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Nepal's government has said that a new powerful earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday has left at least 19 people dead.

A spokesperson for the Home Ministry at the Nepalese government has added the death toll is expected to rise.

Measuring 7.3/7.4 on the Richter scale, the new quake comes two weeks after the previous one which struck the country on April 26, claiming the lives of nearly 8000.

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