Fresh tremors hit Nepal, search ops called off


Kathmandu: Three fresh tremors on Sunday jolted Nepal, triggering panic among the people already battered by the devastating earthquake and over 150 aftershocks as the death toll crossed 8,000. The shocks rocked Nepal thrice consecutively on the wee hours on Sunday and measured 4.4 on the Richter scale.

The search for missing trekkers, guides and residents feared buried in Nepal village by a massive landslide and avalanche triggered by last month’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake has been suspended due to bad weather, officials said on Sunday.

The suspension of the search in Langtang underscores the challenging conditions facing rescuers, soldiers and aid workers two weeks after the April 25 quake struck, killing at least 7,913 people and injuring more than 17,800.

An official said that, fresh avalanches are continuously hitting the area, so rescuers in search of dead bodies have moved to a safer place abd the operation is called off for a time being.