No Sri Lankans injured; SL embassy in Nepal damaged

No Sri Lankans injured; SL embassy in Nepal damaged

May 12, 2015   01:25 pm

No Sri Lankans were injured in the latest earthquake to hit Nepal, Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said a short while ago. The Ministry stated that all Sri Lankan citizens were evacuated to Sri Lanka after the last earthquake and the sole remaining Sri Lankans in Nepal were Sri Lankan embassy officials who were safe.


The embassy building suffered minor damages as a result of the latest earthquake, the Ministry added.


A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation.


The earthquake Tuesday struck in western Nepal, near the border with China, at a depth of about 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles), the USGS said.


The magnitude 7.8 quake that hit Nepal on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people.


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