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India: At least four killed in Bihar after huge earthquake strikes neighbouring Nepal01:30

India: At least four killed in Bihar after huge earthquake strikes neighbouring Nepal

India, Bihar, New, Dehli, Kolkata
May 12, 2015 at 02:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least four people were killed in Bihar, India, following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Kodari in Nepal, Tuesday. The earthquake could be felt in several India cities, including the capital New Dehli, with many people fleeing to the street in fear of buildings collapsing.

Currently, 19 people have been confirmed dead in Nepal along with the four killed in India, but authorities expect the death toll to rise over the coming days. The quake spread fear and panic across Nepal where people are still struggling to deal with the devastation caused by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25 leaving more than 8,000 dead and over eight million people affected by the tragedy.

The epicentre of Tuesday's earthquake is believed to be roughly 50 miles east of Kathmandu, near to the boarder with China, and close to the Everest base camp. A number of aftershocks, some measuring a magnitude of 6.3, followed the initial quake.

Response teams, already in Nepal following the previous earthquake, have been sent to some of the worst affected areas of the country, with rescue helicopters flying to the districts of Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha where it is believed many people may have been cut-off by landslides and collapsed buildings.

India: At least four killed in Bihar after huge earthquake strikes neighbouring Nepal01:30
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At least four people were killed in Bihar, India, following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Kodari in Nepal, Tuesday. The earthquake could be felt in several India cities, including the capital New Dehli, with many people fleeing to the street in fear of buildings collapsing.

Currently, 19 people have been confirmed dead in Nepal along with the four killed in India, but authorities expect the death toll to rise over the coming days. The quake spread fear and panic across Nepal where people are still struggling to deal with the devastation caused by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25 leaving more than 8,000 dead and over eight million people affected by the tragedy.

The epicentre of Tuesday's earthquake is believed to be roughly 50 miles east of Kathmandu, near to the boarder with China, and close to the Everest base camp. A number of aftershocks, some measuring a magnitude of 6.3, followed the initial quake.

Response teams, already in Nepal following the previous earthquake, have been sent to some of the worst affected areas of the country, with rescue helicopters flying to the districts of Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha where it is believed many people may have been cut-off by landslides and collapsed buildings.

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