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New Nepal quake leaves 65 people dead

May 13, 2015, 7:53 UTC+3 NEW DELHI

A total of 1,926 people have been injured, the the country’s national emergency operation center wrote on Twitter

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NEW DELHI, May 13. /TASS/. The death toll from the new earthquake in Nepal measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on Tuesday has reached 65 people, the country’s national emergency operation center has said.

A total of 1,926 people have been injured, the center wrote on Twitter.

The aftershocks were also felt in India where metro services have been suspended in New Delhi and Kolkata. India’s Interior Ministry said 17 people have been killed, including 16 in the eastern state Bihar.

Seismologists have registered at least 29 aftershocks in Nepal over the past 24 hours, with magnitudes ranging from 3.1 to 6.2, India’s meteorological department told TASS.

The latest 3.7 magnitude aftershock occurred at 8.13 a.m. local time (0243 GMT), with an epicenter some 80 kilometers (50 miles) to the east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

The latest earthquake hit the South Asian nation following the 7.9 magnitude quake on April 25, which has killed more than 8,000 people and injured around 18,000 others. Over 500,000 houses have been ruined or damaged.

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