Mild earthquake hits Central Nepal

2015-05-03 12:49:26 GMT2015-05-03 20:49:26(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KATHMANDU, May 3 (Xinhua)-- A 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nuwakot District of the Central Nepal on Sunday evening, Nepal's National Seismological Center said.

The latest update of the centre said the epicenter of the mild tremor was Okharpauwa of Nuwakot District and it struck at 5:20 p. m. local time. Nuwakot is an adjoining district of the Nepali Capital.

The fresh tremor rocked various parts of Nepal including Capital City Kathmandu.

The death toll in the devastating earthquake which hit the country on April 25 has climbed to 7,240 and the number could further go up, the home ministry said.

A total of 14,122 others were injured in the quake.

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