June 2015 – NEPAL – At least 13 people died and many more are missing after mudslides hit villages reeling from April’s earthquake, authorities said Thursday. A dozen landslides triggered by torrential rain have hit six villages in the Taplejung district in eastern Nepal, said Surendra Bhattarai, the assistant chief district officer. Nineteen people remain missing, he said.
Dozens of families have been taken to safer areas as security forces and police search for survivors. The April earthquake killed thousands, and was Nepal’s worst natural disaster in more than eight decades. –CNN
Another quake: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on Thursday night, a media report said on Friday. The National Seismological Centre of Nepal said that the epicenter of Thursday’s quake was in Sindhupalchowk district, 65 km off Kathmandu, Xinhua news agency reported. The quake is considered an aftershock of the April 25 temblor that devastated Nepal and claimed over 8,500 lives. Sindhupalchowk was one of the worse-hit districts in the massive quake of April 25. According to officials, the people have been experiencing three to four mild tremors almost every day in Nepal since the devastating earthquake. –Business Standard