Fresh tremors felt at Nepal, Death toll rises to 8000

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Kathmandu: Two fresh tremors were felt in Nepal today, triggering panic among the people still reeling from the impact of the devastating earthquake that has claimed nearly 8,000 lives. Aftershocks continued to rock Nepal with two more mild tremors being felt in central Nepal this morning. The epicentre of the tremors being Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts, east of Kathmandu.

A 4-magnitude tremor was felt at 2.19 AM this morning with the epicentre at Sindhupalchowk district, according to National Seismological Centre. Another tremor measuring 5 on the Richter scale was felt at 6.17 am with the epicentre being at Dolakha. However, no damage was reported from the tremors. About 150 aftershocks measuring 4 or more on the Richter scale have been reported after the April 25 quake. The death toll due to the earthquake has reached 7,885 so far while the number of injured has shot up to 16,390, officials said.

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