Nepal has been shaken by another strong earthquake.

Measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, the earthquake hit 68km west of the town of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet.

Early reports indicate that around 40 people have been killed, with around 1,000 more injured. Further assessments are being made.

Umair Hassan and Haseeb Khalid, from Islamic Relief, discussing from their tent.

Umair Hasan and Haseeb Khalid, from Islamic Relief, discussing the day from their tent.

Islamic Relief reached all members of its disaster response team and confirmed they were safe. That night, our staff curled up in tents wondering about the safety of buildings.

Umair Hasan, head of mission for Islamic Relief, said: “Everyone is too scared to go back home or to hotels. We are blessed that we are safe and can take care of ourselves and others but I am concerned about the wounded people and patients evacuated from hospitals following today’s earthquake.”

Islamic Relief was already in Nepal responding to the initial earthquake, which shook the country on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring more than 17,800.

Islamic Relief has provided food to around 5,000 people following the first earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale, and expects to distribute hundreds of tents later this week.

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