Second major earthquake hits Nepal

The clean-up operation from the 25 April earthquake is still ongoing as a second tremor strikes. Photo: OCHA/Orla Fagan

An earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude has struck Nepal, two weeks after a devastating tremor killed more than 8,000 people in the country.

The quake which hit close to the town of Namche Bazaar, near Mount Everest and to the east of the Nepali capital Kathmandu, has reportedly killed at least 40 people.

Media reports say it was felt in northern India and Bangladesh.

Rupa Joshi works for the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, and is in Kathmandu.

She gave this eye-witness account to Eleuterio Guevane.

Duration: 2’35″

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031