Another large earthquake strikes Nepal


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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal mid-Tuesday, Nepali time, less than three weeks after the 7.8 magnitude quake, according to the BBC News.

The quake’s epicenter was northeast of Kathmandu, the country’s capital hit by the April 25 earthquake, according to MSN News and CNN.

At least 110 people were counted dead and more than 2,500 people were injured, according to CNN.

“More buildings collapsed, more landslides rumbled, and more people scrambled for their lives,” according to CNN.

This 7.3 quake initiated three large landslides north of Kathmandu, according to MSN News.

Following the April 25 quake, Nepal was transitioning from the search and rescue stage to the relief and rehabilitation stage before Tuesday’s quake, according to CNN.

Tenzing Sherpa, a native of Nepal and a senior studying electrical engineering, said the quake’s epicenter was close to his hometown of Khumjung.

Sherpa said the first thing he did Tuesday morning was to try to contact his family.

He said he was able to contact his sisters in America, who told him the rest of the family in Nepal were safe.

Sherpa said his sister, Mingma Phuti Sherpa, works for the Nepalese American Nurse Association, and she is in Nepal for a short time to administer aid to the injured earthquake victims.

Sherpa said these earthquakes and aftershocks are some of the worst in Nepal’s history.

Sherpa said he invites people who believe in prayer to pray for the Nepali people.

“I truly believe in prayers,” Sherpa said.

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