Just over two weeks after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, the Himalayan country was shaken by another major earthquake near Mount Everest today. With a magnitude of 7.3, the latest tremor left 48 people dead and thousands injured in Nepal so far, while also killing others in neighboring countries.

The latest quake struck just after noon in Nepal, with its epicenter about 47 miles east of the capital Kathmandu, hitting a rural area close to the Chinese border. The tremor was also felt in northern India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. India's home ministry said 16 people had been killed in the state of Bihar, and one more in Uttar Pradesh. Officials in China said one person was confirmed dead in Tibet. Still recovering from the devastating April 25 earthquake, which killed more than 8,000 people, the country kicked back into emergency mode after Tuesday's quake, activating rescue crews and helicopters.


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