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34 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 10:08 AM
Injured people receive treatment outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, today.
The Taiwan Central Weather Bureau's seismic chart shows the moment of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck off the island's eastern coast in Taipei, Taiwan today.


At least 34 people were killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal today, the government said.

At least 23 people were killed in the eastern state of Bihar in the seven districts that share a border with Nepal, India's Home Ministry said in a statement. Eight people were killed in Uttar Pradesh state. House and wall collapses killed three in West Bengal state.

Dozens in India were also injured in the magnitude-7.8 quake.

Five teams from India's National Disaster Response Force have been sent to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to help with relief work, the ministry's statement said.