24 Killed as Magnitude 7.3 Deadly Earthquake Hits Nepal Again!

6465194 3x2 940x627 24 Killed as Magnitude 7.3 Deadly Earthquake Hits Nepal Again! New earthquake sends terrified residents running into the streets followed by several powerful aftershocks that hits shattered Nepal yesterday, killing at least 24 people. It was recorded that 7.3-magnitude quake struck at around 12:35 pm, about 76 kilometers (47 miles) east of Kathmandu where a 7.8-magnitude quake occurred which killed more than 8,000 people more than two weeks later. A second tremor of 6.3-magnitude struck around half an hour later, followed by yet more aftershocks, according to the USGS. According to National Police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam, 19 people were killed in Nepal and put the number of injured at 679. Four more were killed across the border in India while Chinese state media said one person was killed in Tibet. “We felt it and suddenly there were huge crowds running up and down,” said resident Suresh Sharma, who was at the market that time. “It was very scary and very difficult to make my way out,” she added. “The last time we had the big quake I ran out of my house and barely escaped. This one felt just like that one. I can’t believe it’s happening again.” Police said at least three people had been killed in the Kathmandu Valley while more than 300 people had been injured. Although the latest quake did not appear to be as severe as the April 25 one, residents were still terrified that buildings that were already badly damaged could come crashing down. Whole villages were destroyed in the April 25 quake while large parts of Kathmandu were destroyed, leaving tens of thousands homeless. Good thing that relief teams from around the world are still working to provide water, food and medical assistance to Nepalis. (Photo credited to abc.net.au)

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