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6.8-magnitude quake incites panic in eastern Nepal

  

BAL KRISHNA THAPA CHHETRI

Panic stricken residents wait on the street after fleeing from their houses and offices following the earthquake in Anamnager, Kathmandu on Sunday, September 18, 2011.

THT ONLINE

It has been learnt that some houses have been destroyed in the eastern hilly districts

KATHMANDU: A strong tremor rocked the eastern Nepal and the Capital Valley Sunday evening, sending panic stricken people running outdoors.

The National Seismologic Centre (NSC) in Kathmandu said that the quake was measured 6.8 on the Richter scale with its epicentre in the border region of Taplejung of Nepal and Sikkim of India.

The quake occurred around 6.25 pm and lasted for 30 seconds, an official at the NSC told THT Online.

People have claimed that the tremor was felt in Pokhara and as far as Dang and Nepalgunj of western Nepal.

It has been learnt that some houses have been destroyed in the eastern hilly districts. No casualty has been reported yet.

Traffic on the roads came to a standstill briefly as terrified residents and office goers poured out into the streets. Mobile networks were jammed as anxious people frantically tried to call their loved ones.

Panic-stricken people staying outside the shops in Durbarmarg after the quake. Photo: Dhruba Ale

It has been reported that three persons have been injured as the wall of the British Embassy to Nepal crumbled in Lainchaur. One person broke his leg in Boudhha while jumping to ground from a house.

At least two persons have been admitted at a hospital in Chabahil due to giddiness and headache following the quake.The

A compound wall of a private property fell down due to the strong earthquake in Handigaun of Kathmandu. Photo: Dhruba Ale

The earthquake created terror in the Legislature-Parliament also. The Speaker adjourned the House session for 15 minutes.


The injured were rushed to Manmohan Memorial hospital in Lainchaur, However, they breathed their last during the course of the treatment. They are identified as Sajan Shrestha (36) and Anita Shrestha (8) and Bir Bahadur Majhi.

The deceased have been identified as Santos Pariyar (22) and Bimal Pariyar(5) were killed in Dharan, Sunsari.

Comments13

We had never experienced the disaster like this before. We got a new life by the grace of the god.Thank god tsherep sangpo, darjeeling

it was such a horrible experience... may tomorrow sunrise bring glory and happiness.... we cant fight natural disaster bt plz god no more disasters, plz save us ............... Susan Rai, baneshwor

thank you for giving latest news, and also be aware from the curse of nature............it may happen any time. God, Please save our Nepal and our nepali aamko santaan. Upesh Chand Rana, still in Doha, State of Qatar

is there any chance of returning back of earthquake???? sarvagya pant, kathmandu

My prayers go out to everyone in Nepal. Hope all are okay - thinking of you. Ed Sykes, London, UK

It lasted for more than two minutes here in Balkumari as felt by me... Bipin Jha, Balkumari

all right at here at duwakot (bhaktapur).....nec samit yadav, bhaktapur

it was really scary for me to hear the news here.....missin home shree, uk

This freaking idiot NTC network is jam... I can't call my loved ones.. Boycott NTC. Kunal, Bangalore

please do inform about the latest news relating to this matter!!! Rohit Dali, London, UK

I saw the earthquake live while chatting in Skype... feel so helpless away from home and all loved ones there... hope all is well at home... we abroad are the most worried ones... God be with all and protect all... Prashant M. Thakuri, Australia

Can anyone tell me what the situation is? Worried, Bremen, Germany

Reports have been confirmed that Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Hetauda also witnessed the earthquake. However, No any physical or Human damage or injuries were observed. One individual was hit by a motorbike as he tries to cross over the road being terrorized by the quake. Abinash Parajuli, kathmandu

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