Excite

Nepal hit by second 7 plus magnitude earthquake in 2 weeks

  • Getty Images

Nepal has been hit once again with another earthquake just 2 weeks after the devastating 7.8 magnitude on the 25th of April which killed more than 8,000 people. Today's earthquake registered 7.3 on the Richter scale with the epicentre focused near Everest Base Camp in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The quake was felt as far away as Delhi while in Kathmandu tremors terrified people who poured out of buildings and took to the streets in terror. The devastating carnage from the April 25th quake is fresh in people's minds and many are still not able to return to their homes out of fear.

At least 40 people have been killed as a result of today's earthquake with more than 1,000 people reported injured. Landslides were triggered which have buried entire villages in rubble meaning that both death and injury tolls will most certainly rise in the coming weeks.

Buildings around the country weakened significantly already just could not cope under the stress of the latest earthquake. Reports have come in of many villagers seeing their homes collapse in front of their eyes as they sat in tents which they had moved to in the wake of the last quake.

Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has donated a huge £5 million to Save The Children to help out with relief efforts. Save The Children and they estimate that over 2 million children have been affected in Nepal, a number that will no doubt increase after the most recent earthquake.

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2017