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Strong earthquake hits India, Nepal and Tibet
At least 50 people killed by 6.9-magnitude earthquake, as rescue workers struggle to reach remote areas.
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 17:58



More than 50 people have died in an earthquake that hit northeastern India, Nepal and Tibet.

At least 100,000 homes were damaged by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake, which happened on Sunday night.

The earthquake struck near the border between India and Nepal and there have been reports of at least two powerful aftershocks.

Many of the damaged villages are in remote areas which are now cut off from the outside world.

Officials say that rain and landslides are making the search for survivors even more difficult.

Across the border in Nepal, soldiers have been brought in to search for survivors, where the conditions are just as difficult as in India.

Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.

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