UPDATE: Four killed by second Nepal earthquake

The second earthquake in Nepal hit near Mount Everest. File picture of the mountain by Luca Galuzzi
The second earthquake in Nepal hit near Mount Everest. File picture of the mountain by Luca Galuzzi
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At least four people have died after a second earthquake hit Nepal.

Today’s quake, that hit with a magnitude of 7.4 near the Chinese border between the capital, Kathmandu, and Mount Everest, comes less than three weeks after the country was devastated by a quake which killed more than 8,150 people and injured more than 17,860.

An official with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said at least four people have been killed and buildings have collapsed in the isolated town of Chautara after today’s earthquake.

IOM spokesman Paul Dillon said a search and rescue team had already begun searching through the wreckage of the small town.

Chautara has become a hub for humanitarian aid in the wake of the April 25 disaster, with dozens of aid workers now based there to send help deeper into the countryside.