Twice in a week: Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude jolts Nepal
Another earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Nepal on Friday.
Kathmandu: A quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale on Friday jolted Nepal reeling in the aftermath of major tremors last month and earlier this week which caused massive damage and claimed more than 8,000 lives.
The epicentre of Friday's quake was in Dhading district, 52 km from Kathmandu, The Himalayan Times reported quoting Lok Bijaya Adhikari, chief of the National Seismological Centre.
A temblor on Tuesday, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in Dolakha district, rocked Nepal which was yet to recover from the 25 April shocks.
The Tuesday earthquake's toll has risen to 117, with 2,760 others injured, taking the overall toll since the devastating 25 April temblor to over 8,300, with over 17,000 injured.
Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by the earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. Hospitals are full to overflowing, while water, food and power are scarce, raising fears of waterborne diseases. With aid slow to reach many of the most vulnerable, some Nepalis were critical of the government.
What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild.
This is the latest message doing the rounds of Whatsapp after the Nepal earthquake. The initiative is started by two sisters-- Rintu Rathod and Krishna Desai.