Earthquake shakes up Kolkata, Delhi

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Kolkata: At around 11.45 in the morning of Saturday, huge tremors were felt at Kolkata, New Delhi, Lucknow and other parts of Northern India. The quake measured 7.5 on the Richter scale. The metro services have been disrupted in the cities of Delhi and Kolkata. The epicenter of the quake is said to be at Nepal. People of the city had come out from their work places all over the city.

A few voters were reported to have fallen sick due to the quake. The mobile network services have also been stopped at certain areas. A few of the buildings have broken down or collapsed in places like Kathmandu and Pokhra.

A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu and the U.S. Geological Survey says it expects heavy damage.Early reports from Kathmandu say some houses have been damaged and walls toppled. There is no immediate word on casualties.

The quake hit around noon Saturday and was also felt in neighboring India as well as in Pakistan. Mohammad Shahab, a resident from Lahore, Pakistan, says he was sitting in his office when the earthquake rocked the city. He says the tremors continued for a while but now the situation is normal in the city.

 

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