Nepal earthquake: Watch the moment 7.3 magnitude quake struck, killing at least 60

People filmed themselves running out of shaking buildings into open spaces

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This was the moment a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, triggering landslides and reducing buildings to rubble.

A survivor captured the moment a block of flats started shaking and everyone ran outside into a playground to escape the building, fearing it would collapse.

Footage from elsewhere showed lamp posts and power lines swaying as people fled into open spaces.

“I thought I was going to die this time,” said Sulav Singh, who rushed with his daughter into the street in the Kathmandu.

“Things were just getting back to normal, and we get this one.”

Rose Foley, a Unicef official also based in the Nepalese capital, said: “The shaking seemed to go on and on. It felt like being on a boat in rough seas.”

In Kathmandu airport, panic took hold as hundreds of people ran outside on to the runway.

Nepal's National Emergency Operation Centre said at least 42 people were killed in the country and 1,100 more were known to be injured.

The death toll in India stood at 17 this afternoon and the number could rise.

A school was reportedly among the buildings that collapsed in Bihar state, while Uttar Pradesh also saw a fatality, the Hindustan Times reported.

In Tibet, a landslide triggered by the quake killed one person and injured three, according to China's state broadcaster China Central Television.

Video from the Canadian Red Cross

The earthquake centred on a remote mountainous region of Nepal near the border with Tibet, triggering landslides and toppling buildings.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was investigating whether any British nationals were affected.

The earthquake struck near the Everest base camp at around 8am BST (12.35 local time) and was measured at a shallow depth of about 19 km (12 miles).

It followed the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on 25 April, which killed at least 8,046 people and injured 17,800 more.

Additional reporting by agencies

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