Nepal hit by second earthquake

A picture taken by Hampshire Fire and Rescue officers sent to Nepal to help in the aftermath of the first earthquake
A picture taken by Hampshire Fire and Rescue officers sent to Nepal to help in the aftermath of the first earthquake

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Nepal has been hit by a second earthquake just weeks after an initial earthquake killed more than 8,000 people.

The US Geological Survey said the second quake hit with a magnitude of 7.4 in an isolated area near the Chinese border between the capital, Kathmandu, and Mount Everest.

It comes after an earthquake on April 25 killed more than 8,150 people and injured more than 17,860 as it flattened mountain villages and destroyed buildings.

In Kathmandu, the earthquake sent Nepalese people rushing out of their homes into the streets.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Firefighters from Hampshire’s urban search and rescue team have been working in Nepal to aid the recovery effort from the first earthquake.

The team have said it was a ‘privilege’ to do what they can to help.