Death toll rises in new Nepal quake

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AT least 42 peo­ple have been killed and more than 1,000 in­jured in the lat­est earth­quake to hit Nepal.

It hit a re­mote moun­tain re­gion, trig­ger­ing land­slides and top­pling build­ings less than three weeks af­ter the coun­try’s worst quake in 80 years.

Res­cue he­li­copters were sent to dis­tricts north east of Kathmandu af­ter the mag­ni­tude 7.3 quake.

More than 100 peo­ple were in­jured in land­slides around the vil­lage of Chau­tara.

Chau­tara has be­come a hub for hu­man­i­tar­ian aid af­ter the 7.8-mag­ni­tude quake on April 25 that killed more than 8,000 peo­ple and in­jured 18,000 as it flat­tened vil­lages and de­stroyed build­ings.

It was Nepal’s worst quake since 1934.

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