Nepal Suffers Another Devastating EarthquakeFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Again, another major earthquake has hit the eastern Nepal, the capital of Kathmandu, near Mount Everest, making the latest natural disaster two weeks after similar, which erupted in the town and left over 8,000 dead.
No fewer than four victims have been confirmed killed, by the First aid agencies while unidentified figure were injured. The latest earthquake struck near the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest.
According to the US Geological Survey, the Tuesday quake reached 7.3, a little difference to the April 25 7.8 quake eruption, which occurred in western Nepal. The effects of the latest tremor was also equally felt in the Northern India and Bangladesh.
Immediately after the temor, residents of Nepal, apparently still caught in the phobia of the earlier quake, which wrecked many havocs on the city, rushed out of their buildings as it struck around 12:35 local time (06:50 GMT).
Victims were being rescued through helicopters sent to north-eastern districts of the capital, considered worst hit.
The devastating quake, it was said lasted for about 25 seconds, with a depth of 15km (9.3 miles), making the ground to shake, while animals like birds squawked.
The aftershock of the earthquake also raised anxiety, leading to confusion and panic among the residents.
Despite the few dead initially confirmed, today’s earthquake has been described as likely the largest in Nepal, after April 25, especially with its aftershocks.
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