Nepal hit by new earthquake; ‘people are in a panic’

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A major earthquake hit a remote mountainous region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 37 people, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the country was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.

KATHMANDU, NEPAL—A new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.

The magnitude-7.3 quake, centred midway between Kathmandu and Mount Everest, struck hardest in the foothills of the Himalayas, triggering some landslides, but it also shook the capital badly, sending thousands of terrified people into the streets.