KATHMANDU — An aftershock of the April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake was felt again today in Dhading district.
The National Seismological Centre stated that the 4.1 magnitude aftershock was recorded at 7.21 am today and its epicentre was around Jharlang of Dhading.
Before this, an aftershock measuring 5 on the Richter scale and its epicentre around Sunaulo Bazaar of Dhading was recorded on June 28.
According to Lok Bijaya Adhikari, chief of the National Seismological Centre, 500 aftershocks of the Gorkha Earthquake measuring 4 or above on the Richter scale have been recorded so far since April 25, 2015.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.