#1 6.8 Quake Hits India; High Death Toll Feared
09-19-2011, 12:06 AM
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A major earthquake struck northeast India early Sunday evening that sent tremors as far as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal........ The quake, which struck in the mountainous region near the town of Mangan in north Sikkim state, registered 6.8 on the Richter scale..... Aftershocks measuring 6.1 and 4.8 followed half an hour after. So far, 7 people in Sikkim, 2 in Bihar, 2 in West Bengal have been reported dead and around 33 injured.... Five people were reported dead in neighboring Nepal, killed when the wall of the British High Commission in Kathmandu collapsed, and one person was killed in nearby.
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