Moreover, 17 people lost their lives in India due to tremors caused by the Nepal quake.

Also, a US Marine Corps helicopter carrying out earthquake relief in Nepal was reported missing on Tuesday with eight personnel on board, officials said.

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"The incident occurred near Charikot, Nepal while the aircraft was conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations," said Major Dave Eastburn, spokesman for US Pacific Command.

Cracked buildings collapsed in a heap of debris and landslides cut off roads as an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit Nepal, with its epicentre not far from Mount Everest - the world's highest peak at 8,848 metres.

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The Himalayan nation has recently been devastated by a monster temblor on April 26 that claimed over 8,000 lives. According to Nepal Police Spokesperson Kamal Singh Bam, the fresh quake that hit hardest in remote mountain districts northeast of the country's capital Kathmandu killed at least 65 people, injuring more than 1,900 people besides causing further physical damages.

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Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala cited the government has deployed search, relief and rescue teams in the affected areas. His Indian counterpart Narendra Modi assured that he has directed authorities to be on alert for rescue and relief operations.

A tweet from the Indian Prime Minister's office said "Prime Minister took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting.

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