Back-to-back earthquakes rock northwestern Nepal, injuring 11

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Two earthquakes rocked northwestern Nepal Tuesday, injuring nearly a dozen people, causing a landslide and damaging several homes.

At least 11 people, including seven women and four men, were injured by the earthquakes, Reuters reported.

The tremors had magnitudes of 5.3 followed by 6.3, according to Nepal’s National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center. Both had an epicenter in the Bajhang District of Nepal, which is close to the Nepal-India border. The two quakes struck about 30 minutes apart, according to Reuters.

Shaking was felt as far away as India’s capital city of New Delhi, where people fled from buildings.

The Associated Press said that the quakes triggered a landslide, which buried a major highway in the Bajhang District that is a key thoroughfare to surrounding regions. Aftershocks continued after the initial earthquakes, hindering the cleanup of the landslide.

This is a developing story.

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