3 mild tremors hit Kathmandu, surrounding areas

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Kathmandu, May 24: Three mild tremors on Sunday struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas, keeping people on edge in Nepal, battered by the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks that killed nearly 9,000 people.

A tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 7.06 am with epicentre in Dolakha, according to the National Seismological Centre.

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A second tremor measuring 4.4 was recorded at 10.38 am with epicentre at Dolakha. No casualties were reported.

The third tremor measuring 4.2 was recorded at 11.46 am with epicentre at Sindhupalchowk.

Over 260 aftershocks of over 4 magnitude were recorded since the April 25 earthquake.

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 and another measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale on May 12 have left nearly 9,000 people dead and 21,845 injured besides destroying or damaging tens of thousands of buildings.

PTI

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