Four dead in Nepal’s Chautara after quake destroys buildings
Workers search for usable materials from a collapsed hotel after the April 25 earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal - REUTERS

KATHMANDU:An earthquake in Nepal on Tuesday destroyed buildings in the town of Chautara, east of the capital Kathmandu, with bodies being recovered from ruins and injured being brought to hospital, aid workers said.

“Buildings down in Chautara …Bodies being brought out of buildings,” the International Organization of Migration, a United Nations agency, said on its Twitter feed.

Three major landslides were reported in Sindhupalchowk district, whose capital Chautara, with at least 12 people hurt, a district official said.

Sindhupalchowk was the region that suffered the most reported deaths in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25. The epicentre of Tuesday’s 7.4 quake was in a remote conservation area between Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

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