[Breaking News]: A Second Deadly Earthquake in Nepal
At least 29 people have died in Nepal because of the latest 7.3 magnitude earthquake as of late Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
According to CNN, ANOTHER powerful earthquake has struck Nepal. In addition to the deaths, over 1,000 people in the country have suffered injuries, according to Nepalese government information and communications ministry spokesman Minendra Rijal.
The shock waves from the 7.3 magnitude earthquake came from an area of eastern Nepal, near the border with China, leveling buildings already damaged by the quake that took the lives of some 8,000 people on April 25. According to The U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at a depth of about 15 kilometers (9 miles) followed by a series of aftershocks, the strongest measuring magnitude 6.3.
Three more people died in a wall collapse in India's Bihar state, which neighbors Nepal, said Sunil Kumar, a senior disaster management official in that Indian state.
"'People are very scared and they don't know what is going on,' said CNN iReporter Prashup Rajbhandari in Kathmandu. He said he thought the quake had cracked his house."