Buildings down, bodies recovered in Chautara, Nepal, after quake

Nepalese patients are carried out of a hospital building as a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits the country, in Kathmandu on May 12, 2015

KATHMANDU - An earthquake in Nepal on Tuesday destroyed buildings in the town of Chautara, east of the capital Kathmandu, with bodies being recovered from ruins and injured being brought to hospital, aid workers said.

"Buildings down in Chautara ...Bodies being brought out of buildings," the International Organisation of Migration, a United Nations agency, said on its Twitter feed.

Three major landslides were reported in Sindhupalchowk district, whose capital Chautara, with at least 12 people hurt, a district official said.

Sindhupalchowk was the region that suffered the most reported deaths in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25.

The epicentre of Tuesday's 7.4 quake was in a remote conservation area between Kathmandu and Mount Everest.