Consulate of Nepal seeks support as earthquake strikes Nepal again

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13 May 2015, Melbourne – Nepal suffered yet another major earthquake, 7.3 on the Richter scale, around noon on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. This has been followed by at least six aftershocks above 5.0 magnitude or higher. The epicentre of the main earthquake was approximately 76 KM east of Kathmandu with ripple effects to parts of Northern India, Bangladesh and Tibet. This is the second largest earthquake of such magnitude since the last one occurred in Nepal on 25 April 2015.  As a result of the quake, more than 40 people are believed to be dead and 1,100 injured. Both estimates are expected to climb as the rescue operation expands.  Adding to the misery, the Nepalese residing outside Nepal along with the entire world communities are further shocked by this devastating news as media images flood in and further danger looms.

The Office of Consulate General of Nepal would like to thank everyone for their concerns and offer of assistance and support during this difficult time. The Consulate Office is currently working closely with the Embassy of Nepal in Canberra, Nepalese Organisations like NAV, NRNA and other community organisations. The Consulate Office along with these entities has now renewed its efforts for fundraising and relief aid supplies to Nepal. Meanwhile, the Consulate Office would like to urge the Australian Government Agencies, Corporates, Non-Profit Organisations and Individuals to join hands in the relief efforts and provide any possible support to the earthquake victims in Nepal who continue to be traumatised by Nature’s relentless fury.

For further details, please contact our office on 03-96508338 or the Hon. Consul General of Nepal to Victoria, Mr. Chandra Yonzon at info@nepalconsulate.net.au or cyonzon@nepalconsulate.net.au