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Stores reopen in Nepali capital but people still sleeping in tents in wake of second quake

  • A Nepalese man carrying a water jar walks past damaged houses in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The past three weeks have been misery for Nepal. On April 25, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake killed thousands of people, injured tens of thousands more and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Then, just as the country was beginning to rebuild, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake battered it again. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

    A Nepalese man carrying a water jar walks past damaged houses in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The past three weeks have been misery for Nepal. On April 25, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake killed thousands of people, injured tens of thousands more and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Then, just as the country was beginning to rebuild, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake battered it again. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Nepalese army soldier clears rubble from a damaged house at Lele in Lalitpur, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. On April 25, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake killed thousands of people, injured tens of thousands more and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Then, just as the country was beginning to rebuild, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake battered it again. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

    A Nepalese army soldier clears rubble from a damaged house at Lele in Lalitpur, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. On April 25, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake killed thousands of people, injured tens of thousands more and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Then, just as the country was beginning to rebuild, a magnitude-7.3 earthquake battered it again. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives cry as the dead body of an earthquake victim is taken for cremation at Charikot, the administrative center of the hardly hit Dolakha district, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second massive earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now a center for frightened villagers desperate for government help.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Relatives cry as the dead body of an earthquake victim is taken for cremation at Charikot, the administrative center of the hardly hit Dolakha district, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second massive earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now a center for frightened villagers desperate for government help.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Stores reopened and traffic was returning to Nepal's capital three days after the Himalayan nation was shaken by a second major earthquake.

But thousands of people were still sleeping in tents scattered across the city on Friday, afraid that aftershocks might topple damaged homes.

Schools and colleges remained closed after Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 quake, which killed 117 people and injured 2,800. It struck just 2 1/2 weeks after the country was battered by a magnitude-7.8 quake that killed more than 8,200 people.

Government office buildings in Kathmandu have been badly hit, with many buildings developing cracks or collapsing altogether. Government officials from the National Planning Commission were working from a tent erected outside its building.

Outside Kathmandu, many roads linking the capital to outlying areas were heavily damaged.