Six people, four of them children, were killed in Western Nepal during an earthquake that destroyed mud and brick houses in remote Himalayan villages of Nepal.
An earthquake struck 5.6 magnitudes occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning while everyone was asleep at home.
The epicentre of the earthquake was in the sparsely populated Doti district, near a national park, 430 km (270 miles) west of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
The tremors were felt as far as New Delhi, located 536 kilometres to the southwest.
According to Ram Upadhyay, chairman of the Purbi Chowki rural municipality in Doti, the earthquake struck at 2.12 am.
"There was terrible shaking and I got out immediately. We are now collecting details, including the dead bodies," he said.
According to Doti's deputy superintendent of police, Bhola Bhatta, five people were seriously injured, including two critically and the critically injured were being taken to Kathmandu for treatment.
The Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, offered condolences to the bereaved families.
Nepal is still rebuilding after two major earthquakes in 2015 killed almost 9,000 people and destroyed whole towns and centuries-old temples, resulting in an economic blow of $6 billion.
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