Thousands spend night outdoors as death toll rises in Nepal

Global News

WATCH: Just as the people of Nepal were trying to rebuild their lives and mourn the thousands who died in last month’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake, another powerful quake struck. The magnitude-7.3 earthquake happened midway between Kathmandu and Mount Everest. Stuart Greer reports on a country shaken to its core.

CHAUTARA, Nepal – Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal, which is still reeling from a devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 nearly three weeks ago.

A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers was reported missing while delivering disaster aid in northeastern Nepal, U.S. officials said, although there have been no indications the aircraft crashed.

Home ministry official Laxmi Dhakal said Wednesday that army helicopters were scouring the Sunkhani area, nearly 80 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu, for the missing helicopter.

WATCH: Earthquake…

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