The tremor was 6.8 on the Richter scale, had its epicenter in the northeast Indian, also felt in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. In Kathmandu a wall of the embassy of Great Britain and three people were killed.
As i said in my other two aticles about this earthquake, i continue bringing more details, you can check my other 2 articles at:http://trifter.com/asia-pacific/india/a-strong-earthquake-in-india-and-nepal-caused-at-least-five-dead/and the other is:http://trifter.com/asia-pacific/india/there-are-now-19-the-dead-by-the-strong-earthquake-in-india/
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale shook this Sunday the Indian state of Sikkim, with shaking felt from the capital, New Delhi, to Bhutan and Nepal, and by which already have registered more than 30 people dead. It was also felt in Guwahati, the main city of the neighboring Indian state of Assam, situated about 600 km of the epicenter, where the inhabitants took to the streets prisoners of panic.
The main political leader of Sikkim, Karma Gyatso stated to the news agency AFP that five people were killed and 60 were injured in the vicinity of the capital of the Indian state (Gangtok), due to landslides, mudslides of buildings and debris.
Meanwhile, another person died during a stampede of people panic-in the Indian state of Bihar. While in Nepal, also registered five deceased persons, three of them in the capital, Kathmandu, located 270 km from the epicentre of the earthquake.
“At least three people were killed in Kathmandu when a wall of the embassy of Great Britain collapsed due to the earthquake, and two others died in eastern Nepal”, he told the French news agency Binod Singh, spokesman for the national police.
“There is no electricity. Everyone is outside, on the street,” stated an inhabitant of Gangtok to CNN-IBN C. K. Dahal. “All we ran out of our homes, some jumped out of the windows. We see buildings cracked,” he added.
Meanwhile, inhabitants of the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok, was told that the earthquake opened large cracks in buildings. In addition, the city was in the dark due to an electrical fault caused by the earthquake. “It was very strong. We warn the armed forces and the paramilitaries”, stated the main politician responsible for Sikkim, Karma Gyatso.
The land-line phone was temporarily out of service in Gangtok and the mobile network was saturated, complicating the communication with the affected area. In New Delhi, prime minister Manmohan Singh convened an emergency meeting with the Managing Authority for National Disasters.
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