Nepal's Prime Minister: 'We Were Not Prepared' for 2nd Quake

Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited normally placid foothill towns, now filling up with frightened villagers desperate for government help.
Nearly everyone is too afraid to sleep indoors and aftershocks are keeping people on edge in the town. Food has been handed out occasionally here, but nowhere near enough for the people who keep arriving. Many simply waited at the locked gates of the army's small aid distribution center, shaking the fence angrily when their frustration got the better of them.
Thousands of people coming from surrounding areas to seek help crowd the streets of Charikot, the administrative center of the isolated district hit hardest by Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 quake, which killed at least 110 people and injured more than 2,300. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that hit April 25 killed more than 8,150 people, injured tens of thousands more and left hundreds of thousands homeless.



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