The Latest on Nepal: Quake deaths also occur in India, Tibet

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Posted: May 12, 2015 10:02 AM
The Latest on Nepal: Quake deaths also occur in India, Tibet

7:15 p.m. (1330 GMT)

Tuesday's quake in Nepal caused at least one death in neighboring Tibet.

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

Two houses also collapsed, CCTV said, quoting disaster relief headquarters of the regional Tibetan government.

It was strongly felt in Tibet's Jilong and Zhangmu regions, and slightly felt in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

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6:45 p.m. (1300 GMT)

The quake that hit Nepal on Tuesday also caused strong shaking across northern India.

At least three people were killed when rooftops or walls collapsed on them in Bihar.

The state's disaster management secretary said the deaths occurred in Patna, Vaishali and Darbhanga districts, next to the border with Nepal.

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6 p.m. (1215 GMT)

Nepal's Home Ministry has raised the death toll from Tuesday's quake to at least 42, while saying another 1,117 people had been injured.

The magnitude-7.3 quake hit hardest in remote mountain districts northeast of the capital.

The Health Ministry said rescuers had managed to pull three people to safety in the capital, while another nine were rescued in the district of Dolkha.

— Binaj Gurubacharya, Kathmandu, Nepal

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4:45 p.m. (1100 GMT)

A Nepalese government official says the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake has risen to at least 19.

Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal says the quake also left at least 981 people injured.

The earthquake hit a remote mountains region of Nepal early Tuesday afternoon, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the country was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.

— Binaj Gurubacharya, Kathmandu, Nepal

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3:30 p.m. (0945 GMT)

The magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck Nepal on Tuesday was felt across the border in Tibet's Jilong and Zhangmu regions, and was felt slightly in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.

Jilong county government vice chief Wang Wenxiang was quoted as saying by China News Service that "rocks fell from the mountains" and that "there might be some houses collapsed or damaged. We are now checking on the condition of the people."

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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-7.3 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

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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

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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 7.3 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