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Earthquake toll jumps to 5‚ Cabinet calls emergency meet

  

People remaining outside shops in Durbarmarg on Sunday evening after the strong 6.8 earthquake sent terrifed citizens running out into the open, in Kathmandu on Sunday evening, September 18, 2011..

Three persons died when the wall around the British Embassy in Nepal collapsed in Lainchaur in the capital while two deaths have been reported from the western city of Dharan in Sunsari district.

SABIN CHANDRA ACHARYA


KATHMANDU: The toll from the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked the length and breadth of Nepal at approximately 6.25 pm on Sunday evening has gone up to 5. Three persons died when the wall around the British Embassy in Nepal collapsed in Lainchaur in the capital while two deaths have been reported from the western city of Dharan in Sunsari district.


The injured in the British embassy incident were rushed to Manamohan Memorial hospital in Lainchaur. However, three of them succumbed to their injuries during the course of the treatment. They are identified as Sajan Shrestha (36), Anisha Shrestha (8), and Bir Bahadur Majhi.


The casualties in Dharan have been identified as Santos Pariyar (22) and Bimala Pariyar(5).


15 injured have been admitted to Bir Hospital with injuries including broken limbs.


Two persons were injured in Central Jail when they tried to make their escape when the quake struck the capital.


The epicentre of the quake was 64 kms from Gangtok, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim which shares the border with eastern border in Taplejung.


The toll in India is reportedly at nine with seven deasths reported from Sikkim alone. The quake is among the biggest recorded since 1934.


The Lainchaur-based National Siesmological Centre has recorded two minor aftershocks and 45 instrumental ones which cannot be felt.



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"western city of Dharan in Sunsari district" When did Dharan shift to West? This error was carried by BBC too. Journalists pls don't give wrong information. Suresh Suresh, USA

After scrutinizing the given coordinates for the Epicenter for Sept 18 Earthquake (27.723°N, 88.064°E).... The epicenter of the 6.8 Richter Scale earthquake was Ghunsa (inside Kanchanjunga Conservation Areas) in NE Nepal. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.723%C2%B0N, 88.064%C2%B0E Kabita Gautam, Kathmandu, Nepal

news ia super tseringgurmet, leh ladakh

it's danger absek, kathmandu

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