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The Latest on Nepal: At least 4 dead as another quake hits

The Latest on Nepal: 4 dead, buildings collapsed in isolated town as another quake hits

The Latest on Nepal: At least 4 dead as another quake hits

2:40 p.m. (0855 GMT)

An official with the International Organization for Migration says at least four people were killed and a number of buildings collapsed in the isolated town of Chautara after Nepal's latest strong earthquake.

IOM spokesman Paul Dillon says a search and rescue team has already begun searching through the wreckage of the small town following Tuesday's magnitude-7.4 quake.

Chautara has become a hub for humanitarian aid in the wake of the massive April 25 quake, with dozens of aid workers now based there to send help deeper into the countryside.

-- Binaj Gurubacharya, Kathmandu, Nepal


2:15 p.m. (0830 GMT)

Norway's Red Cross says there were "many injured, several killed" in a strong earthquake that hit Nepal on Tuesday, less than three weeks after a massive quake struck the South Asian country.

The Norwegian Red Cross, which was helping people from the April 25 earthquake at a 60-bed hospital in Chautara in central Nepal, added in a Twitter posting that their hospital tents already had received patients.

-- Jan Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark


1:25 p.m. (0740 GMT)

Another major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital, Kathmandu, and Mount Everest.

The U.S. Geological Survey says Tuesday's quake hit with a magnitude of 7.4 in an isolated area just after lunchtime.

It comes after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on April 25 killed more than 8,150 people and injured over 17,860, flattening mountain villages and destroying buildings.

In Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, Tuesday's quake sent people rushing outside of their homes into the streets. Police gave no immediate estimate on damage.

-- Binaj Gurubacharya, Kathmandu, Nepal

Updated : 2021-09-23 08:39 GMT+08:00