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Tuesday's quake cuts off Nepal-China highway

Beijing: Chinese armed police were on Wednesday working to reopen a section of the Nepal-China highway which was blocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation the previous day, Xinhua news agency reported.More
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IANS May 13, 2015 16:47 IST

Beijing: Chinese armed police were on Wednesday working to reopen a section of the Nepal-China highway which was blocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation the previous day, Xinhua news agency reported.

More than 120 police officers together with 18 excavators were clearing about 40,000 cubic metres of debris on the 13-km section between Zham township and Zham port in Tibet as the segment had caved in at nine points, according to Liu Guorong, head of the operation.

Early on Wednesday morning, Xinhua reporters saw rocks falling from the mountain along the blocked road due to aftershocks.

The fresh quake has killed 65 people in Nepal and one person in Tibet.

Another section of the Nepal-China highway between Zham port and Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, was cut off by the 7.9-magnitude quake that jolted Nepal on April 25. Two weeks later, Chinese armed police helped reopen it.

 

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