Media captionThe latest earthquake in Nepal triggered a landslide in Dhunche near the country's border with China.
A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake.At least 48 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured, officials say. At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.
A senior official in Gorkha district, the location of the earthquake's epicentre, told AP he had heard reports of 70% of houses being destroyed.


Officials in China said one person was confirmed dead in Tibet.Nepal quake as it happenedRead eyewitnesses' account of the earthquake Rescue helicopters have been sent to districts east of Kathmandu that are believed to be worst hit. A spokeswoman told the BBC its staff had been "dodging huge rocks rolling off the hillside". And the immediate assessment suggests Tuesday's tremor has occurred right at the eastern edge of this failure.In that context, this second earthquake was almost certainly triggered by the stress changes caused by the first one. Shallow tremors are more likely to cause greater damage at the surface.Tuesday's earthquake is likely to be one of the largest to hit Nepal, which has suffered hundreds of aftershocks since 25 April.


Aid flights are coming in rapidly and in fact Kathmandu airport is running out of parking bays, so many aircraft are having to wait before getting permission to land.



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