DEVELOPING: At least 4 people were killed Tuesday after another major Nepal earthquake less than three weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed. The epicenter of Tuesday’s magnitude-7.3 earthquake was located near the Chinese border between Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and Mt. Everest. It was followed closely by at least five aftershocks measuring from magnitude-5.6 to magnitude-6.3.
While an official with the International Organization for Migration told the Associated Press a number of buildings collapsed in the isolated town of Chautara in central Nepal after the earthquake, other local officials have reported serious damage, and international workers have warned that the extent of the damage is not yet clear.
“We are still very worried by the magnitude, and the precarious buildings,” said Ian Norton, the foreign medical team coordinator for the World Health Organization. “We are in the injury management phase right now. We are now expecting that people in smaller houses in the districts will start to come forward with their injuries.”