Another 7.3 Magnitude earthquake hit Nepal today, May 12, 2015, at 12:50 local time.
An estimated 32 people are dead and more than a thousand are injured.
In the aftermath of April’s devastation, this news brings renewed pressures to help the people of Nepal recover and re-build.
The IOM’s (International Organization for Migration assisting in the area) Paul Dillon, reporting from Nepal, says another major earthquake hit Kathmandu, near Mt. Everest, and other areas this morning.
“Streets are full of people and screaming children. Buildings are wobbling and power poles swing crazily. About 2,000 people are putting up tents on a golf course in Kathmandu.”
In the Sindhupalchok district, people gathered in open space after the quake hit. IOM staff are responding to the needs of many people who are in panic.
Only two weeks have passed since the first quake killed more than 8000 and devastated many in the country.
The U.S. Embassy is currently conducting accountability checks of U.S. citizens.
For all inquiries concerning U.S. citizens affected by the earthquake and aftershocks, please write the Department of State emergency e-mail at: [email protected]
U.S. citizens in Nepal who need urgent assistance can contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu at +977 1-423-4100 or 1-423-4500. The Embassy will provide additional updates when possible. See more here.
These words from the Red Cross:
Dear friends, we would like to share with you a short video that we have just received from our Canadian Red Cross colleagues near Dhunche, northern #Nepal, after a major earthquake hit the country again today. We will share additional information as soon as possible (video by: James Shaw / Canadian Red Cross).
Posted by International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Sources: IOM, Red Cross, US Embassy, New York Times
Author: Monika Carless
Editor: Caroline Beaton
Photo: Google images for reuse