Three tremors jolt Kathmandu

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Kathmandu: Panic ran through the residents after three mild tremors stuck Kathmandu and adjoining areas on Sunday. Already battered by the April 25 quake which claimed the lives of nearly 9000 people, Nepal is struggling to rehabilitate the quake victims.

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

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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.

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