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PM Oli condoles Khotang bus victims

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended sorrow over the demise of passengers in a bus accident in Khotang district on Tuesday morning.

PM Oli also directed the concerned bodies to carry out immediate rescue and to provide treatment to the injured in the accident.

23 passengers were killed and 26 were injured when a bus, Ba 2 Kha 6376, heading for Kathmandu plunged and fell around 200 meters down at Barkhetar at around 8 am today.

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Magnitude 8.2 quake rattles Fiji

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A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

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