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Second major quake hits ravaged Nepal

Nepal has suffered a major magnitude 7.4 earthquake just two weeks after the devastating magnitude 7.8 quake hit the west of the country.

It hit this morning in the eastern region of Nepal, around 80km east of the capital Kathmandu, at a depth of 15km and was followed by a magnitude 6.3 aftershock.

Media reports suggest more casualties and major damage while the country remains in a critical state of recovery from the 25 April quake.

Engineers working with charities have been deeply involved with the initial response to the first quake in which more than 8,000 people were killed.

  • NCE has spoken to an engineer out in Nepal who is calling for the recovery effort to focus on rapidly educating locals on safely salvaging or demolishing buildings as aid struggles to reach everyone. More to follow…



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