Quake claims 3 lives in WB, injures many others


Jalpaiguri:: Three persons were killed and at least 69, including 43 school children, were injured while several buildings developed cracks in West Bengal after a high  intensity earthquake rocked several parts of the country and Nepal on Saturday.

A person identified as M Rai was killed in Jalpaiguri, while another Rukban Khatun was killed in Naxalbari in Darjeeling district. The third person, a construction worker was killed in Siliguri. State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, chief secretary, home secretary, director general of police and secretary to the disaster management department were present at the high-level meeting as well as other top officials.

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