Nepal earthquake - live updates: Second major earthquake hits near Everest base camp, killing at least 60 across 3 countries

Nepal has been hit by another major earthquake, little over two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed by a 7.8 magnitude quake in the country

Lizzie Dearden
Tuesday 12 May 2015 19:36
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Nepalese patients are carried out of a hospital building as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits the country, in Kathmandu on Tuesday
Nepalese patients are carried out of a hospital building as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits the country, in Kathmandu on Tuesday

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The US Geological Survey initially measured the earthquake at magnitude 7.1 but later increased the strength, recording the epicentre near the Himalayan town of Namche Bazar.

Terrified crowds fled buildings in Kathmandu, which was already badly damaged, and the latest quake could be felt as far away as India and Bangladesh.

In Delhi, offices were evacuated as the earth shook and high rises swayed from side to side.

It comes after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on 25 April, killing at least 8,046 people and injuring more than 17,800 more.

The disaster destroyed countless homes and displaced millions of people, leaving many homeless and relying on humanitarian aid while living in camps and makeshift shelters.

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