Danish emergency workers await latest quake assessment in Nepal

Second quake measured 7.4 on the Richter Scale

Workers from the Danish emergency authority Beredskabsstyrelsen – currently operating in Nepal following the earthquake that devastated the country on April 25 – have yet to clarify the damage assessment of the latest earthquake to strike Nepal this morning.

Per Grim, a section head at Beredskabsstyrelsen who was present during the earthquake that measured 7.4 on the Richter Scale, said there wasn’t much damage where he was located.

“There isn’t much damage to the houses around us, but I would think there is a lot of damage in the rural areas where the houses are old,” Grim told DR Nyheder.

“We need to decide whether to launch new efforts or continue our work setting up tents for the people who were left homeless by the last earthquake.”

Just weeks ago Nepal was shaken by a slightly larger earthquake – measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale – that left over 8,000 people dead, 18,000 injured and hundreds of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.