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Quake: 2 killed in Dhaka, 100 in Nepal, 9 in India


A strong earthquake rocked Bangladesh country on Saturday making panic-stricken people to come out of their homes and workplaces and educational institutions.In Dhaka two people were reported killed in rush to run down buildings in panic while several buildings were reported to have leaned on one side under impact of the severe jolt.
The earth quake demolished centuries old temples and buildings in the cities of Baktapur, Patan, Kathmadu valley and is believed to have killed at least 100 people in Nepal.Indian media reported the death of at least 9 people in that country.
The epicentre of the quake was in Nepal where the death of one person was reported soon after the quate, and destruction of a large number of buildings and a historic tower was reported.
The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal, where its magnitude was said to be 7.9 on the Richter scale, according to the Dhaka Met Office There was no immediate report of casualties or dam age in the quake that was felt around 12:14 pm.
In Dhaka city people ran out of their homes, offices while HSC examinees and thier invigilators were seen leaving examination halls. Similar scenes were reported from Rajshahi and other cities of the country.
Panicked people in Rajshahi, Pabna, Chandpur, Sherpur, Narsingdi and Sirajganj, Chittagong, Pirojpur in Khulna were seen running out of buildings and houses during the jolt which was heavier and longer in duration than such tremors experienced in the recent past.
India Today reported: Earthquake reported in Delhi, Bihar, UP, West Bengal. Tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR region for a minute at 11.44 am. Indian standatd time
The earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, about half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and witnesses said some buldings in Kathmandu had collapsed.
There was no immediate word on casualties. The quake was 31 km deep.
Media reports from Nepal say that historical tower Dharahara (similar to Delhi’s Qutub Minar) in Kathmandu has collapsed due to earthquake. – News Desk


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