Death Toll from New Nepal Quake Tops 40, Over 1,100 Injured

World | May 12, 2015, Tuesday // 17:14|  views

Rescue members with a dog search for survivors after a building collapsed during a strong earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 May 2015.

The death toll from Tuesday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Nepal has risen to at least 42 people, while more than 1,100 others have been injured, according to the country’s Home Affairs Ministry.

The tremor hit less than three weeks after a previous quake near the capital Katmandu  left more than 8,000 people dead.

The new earthquake devastated buildings already weakened by the 25 April tremor, triggered landslides near Mount Everest and spread panic in Nepal.

China's state broadcaster CCTV  reported that a landslide triggered by the quake killed one person and injured three in the country close to the border with Nepal.

The quake was also felt across northern India.


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Tags: Nepal, Earthquake, death toll, injured, Katmandu, China, India


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