• A wall collapses on a car during the earthquake that rocked Nepal, in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015.IANS
  • Indian brought back to India from quake-hit Nepal by the Indian Air Force.IANS

Three Fresh Quake hit Nepal Again, Tremors Felt in India; Avalanche in Himalayas

The death toll in Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake has reached over 3,000  in Nepal while more than 62 people have died in the bordering areas of India.

The earthquake caused loss of life and property in 29 of the 75 districts in Nepal. At least 723 died in Kathmandu, 205 and 125 were killed in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur respectively, while over 4,718 have been injured across the country, Hindustan Times reported.

The earthquake has killed at least 70 in Rasuwa, 57 in Kavre, 40 in Gorkha, 35 in Dhading, 10 in Okhaldhunga, nine in Makwanpur, six in Sunsari and two each in Bhojpur and Solukhumbu, IANS reported.

The Nepal earthquake shook several parts of North India in the afternoon on 25 April, killing at least 25 people in Bihar and 24, including several children, in Uttar Pradesh, while three people were killed in West Bengal, according to HT report.

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Rescue Operation

The rescue operation in Nepal was obstructed by over 60 aftershocks throughout the night that lasted until Sunday morning. Thereafter, rescue teams have resumed the search and relief operations in affected regions in the country.

"There have been over 60 aftershocks measuring over 4 on the Richter scale till 5am on Sunday. There were four big aftershocks around the same time," National Seismological Centre Chief Lok Bijaya Adhikari said.

"Rescue efforts are underway in all affected districts and helicopters are being put into service where required. Eight relief camps have been set up in Kathmandu," Adhikari added.

National Emergency Operation Centre official said they are trying to reach out to all the affected areas to carry out rescue and relief operations. but "it is proving very difficult as such a disaster is almost unprecedented and unexpected".

Operation Maitri

Struck by a disastrous calamity, Nepal sought help from other nations, following which India has started a relief named "Operation Maitri" by the Indian Army.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) India, the Indian Navy and the Indian Army have moved huge amount of relief materials across the border, IANS reported.

"India is moving in massive amount of rescue and relief material, equipment and specialists the second day (Sunday)," the spokesperson for the defence ministry Sitanshu Kar said.

"Ten flights are planned for Kathmandu today (Sunday). These would be airlifting army's forward hospitals, engineering task forces, water, food, National Disaster Response Force teams, medical personnel and equipment, blankets and tents," Kar added.

Indians Rescued from Nepal

Indian Air Force planes have so far rescued at least 1,300 people, including several infants, stuck in quake-hit Nepal and brought them back to India.

India started airlifting its nationals at around 10:45pm on Saturday and the latest returned to India at around 4:45am on Sunday.

More planes and helicopters will be sent to Kathmandu with relief materials for those affected in the massive natural disaster.

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