Nepal earthquake rattles villages in the Himalayan mountains, 1 person confirmed dead

An earthquake in Nepal rattled villages in remote Himalayan mountains on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring many more, officials said.The 5.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Bajura district hit in the afternoon, sending people fleeing their houses, according to the chief district officer, Puskar Khadka.He said one person was confirmed dead but details were still sketchy because many of the villages are accessible by foot.NEPAL TO SEND BLACK BOX TO FRANCE AFTER WORST AIRLINE DISASTER IN 30 YEARSSoldiers and police rescuers had already been dispatched, Khadka said. The earthquake also buried cattle and farm animals.
A village in the district of Bajura, Nepal, is shown on March 6, 2022. An earthquake in the region shook villages and injured many people. One person has been confirmed dead from the earthquake.
(Rebecca Conway/Getty Images)NEPAL PRIME MINISTER DECLARES NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING; PANEL TO INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF PLANE CRASHBajura district is about 250 miles northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.News reports said the earthquake could be felt in cities and towns across the border in India.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPEarthquakes are common in Nepal, which is mostly covered by mountains and home to most of the highest peaks in the world.

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