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May 12 Earthquake: 65 Killed in Nepal, 17 in India

Nepal-Quake-May12Around 33 aftershocks rocked Nepal in the last 24 hours, as the death toll reached 65 in yesterday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake. At least 17 people died in India too. One person died in Chinese Tibet. Total death toll rises to 83. In total, 1,926 people were injured.

With the fresh casualties, the total death toll in Nepal since the April 25 earthquake has crossed 8,200. The Home Ministry said 382 people had been reported as missing. Nepal’s National Seismological Centre said 33 aftershocks of more than 4-magnitude were recorded since 12:50 PM on Tuesday. One of them, of 6.2-magnitude and with its epicenter at Dolakha, was recorded 21 minutes after the 7.3-magnitude quake. Another one, of 5.9-magnitude and with its epicenter at Dhading, occurred at 3.10 AM on Wednesday.

Fresh landslides after Tuesday’s quake were reported from 38 districts and key highways were blocked in some areas. Search and rescue and relief operations resumed on Wednesday morning. Helicopters of the Nepal Army, Indian Air Force and the US and Chinese military are engaged in the operations.

At least 17 people were killed in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the Indian Home Ministry said in a statement. Chinese media reported one person died in Tibet after rocks fell on a car.