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May 12, 2015 6:58 AM

At least 19 dead in latest major earthquake to strike Nepal

The Associated Press

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) A Nepalese government official says the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake has risen to at least 19.

Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal says the quake also left at least 981 people injured.

The earthquake hit a remote mountains region of Nepal early Tuesday afternoon, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the country was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.


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