A major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest, less than three weeks after the country was devastated by a quake. Dozens are dead and over a thousand are injured.
The magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit 82 km east of Kathmandu, reported the US Geological Survey.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said its High Commission in New Delhi was liaising with local authorities to ascertain the extent of damage caused by the latest earthquake in Nepal.
A spokeswoman said there were 48 New Zealanders currently registered on the ministry’s Safe Travel website as being in Nepal.
“We continue to advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to Nepal.”
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