Another earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest (Tuesday 12, 2015). 
There were 48 people that died, and more than 1,000 were injured. 
Two weeks before, more than 8,000 people died.

The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazaar and sent thousands of panicked residents on to the streets of Kathmandu.

The latest quake had a magnitude of 7.3 depending on reports, compared with the 7.8 of the 25 April quake.

The quake was felt in northern India, Tibet and Bangladesh. It is reported that in India, 16 people died in the state of Bihar, and one in Uttar Pradesh. One person was confirmed dead in Tibet.

Rescue helicopters were sent to the districts of Kathmandu that are worst hit. Police in Charikot, 80km north-east of the capital, said 20 people had died there. A Marine Corps helicopter involved went missing. It is said that 8 people were on board.

The very strong quake caused a many buildings in Katmandu to collapse. A number of landslides were also reported. They are still expecting the number of deaths to go up.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala urged all those who had assisted Nepal since the 25 April quake "to once again extend your helping hand".

The 7.3 quake was followed by six aftershocks of magnitude 5.0.


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