Lankan Embassy in Nepal damaged after new quake

_82928316_82928315The Sri Lankan Embassy in Nepal suffered minor damages as a result of the latest earthquake, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Ministry however said that all embassy officials and the sole remaining Sri Lankan in Nepal are safe.

According to the BBC, the latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.

The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.4. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8.

The latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Strong tremors were felt in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, which was badly damaged in last month’s earthquake.

All Sri Lankan citizens were evacuated to Sri Lanka after the earthquake in Nepal last month. (Colombo Gazette)