7.3 quake claims the lives of four and injures over 300 (Watch Video)

7.3 quake claims the lives of four and injures over 300 (Watch Video)

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

12 May, 2015 | 4:13 pm

A strong earthquake shook Nepal on Tuesday (May 12) causing some deaths according to international media reports and sending people rushing out of buildings.

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan nation just weeks after a devastating tremor killed more than 8,000 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings.

Reuters quoting a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration stated that at least four people were killed in Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, north of the capital Kathmandu, after several buildings collapsed.

Police in Kathmandu said at least three people were killed in Nepal and more than 300 injured, while officials in India said one person was killed in Bihar state and another in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday’s earthquake was centred 68 km (about 42 miles) west of the town of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet.

It was felt as far away as New Delhi and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The quake’s epicentre was close to Everest Base Camp, which was evacuated after an avalanche triggered by last month’s quake killed 18 climbers.

Last month’s quake killed at least 8,046 people and injured more than 17,800. It was recorded at 7.8 magnitude, almost six times stronger than Tuesday’s quake. But a 7.3 magnitude earthquake has the potential to cause significant damage and landslides.

Quake victims in Kathmandu who have been staying in temporary housing and tents, were seen running out into open ground as the 7.3 magnitude quake struck on Tuesday, (May 12th).

Quake victims in Kathmandu who have been staying in temporary housing and tents, run out into open ground as another earthquake struck Nepal.READ MOREEnglish : http://goo.gl/8cH7bYSinhala : http://goo.gl/VFBoMs

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7.3 quake in Nepal kills 4 and injures over 300 according to initial estimates.READ MORE : http://goo.gl/8cH7bY

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