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One killed, two injured in Nepal quake

By AFP
January 25, 2023

KATHMANDU: One person was killed and two were injured after an earthquake struck western Nepal on Tuesday, a local official told AFP, with authorities still searching for damage.

The 5.6-magnitude quake´s epicentre was in hilly Bajura district, 400-km west of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey. The jolt hit at around 2:43 pm (0858 GMT), with tremors felt as far away as India´s capital New Delhi, where buildings briefly shook. One woman was reported dead, two people were injured and up to 40 houses damaged, district chief Pushkar Khadka said.

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