Today, in northern India and Nepal was a powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 points. After the main shock was followed by several repeated. Authorities say the deaths of over 60 people. Dozens were injured. There are missing. Rescuers continue to search for people under the rubble.
Affected a large number of buildings and other structures. In Kathmandu, partially collapsed British Embassy. Under the debris killed three people. The Indian city of Gangtok residents were without electricity. Here, two automobile overpass collapsed. Thousands of people, fear of further aftershocks, spent the night on the street.
The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring countries — Bangladesh and Bhutan. Here, too, tens of thousands of people left behind, especially high-rise buildings, and stayed for almost a day in the open.
Facts and comments
NEW DELHI, September 19. The earthquake in India killed at least 63 people. This is reported by RBC with reference to the Associated Press. Formerly "Rosbalt" wrote on 42 victims.
According to law enforcement officials, the search continues and the death toll could rise. Now the region lifeguard and about 5 thousand soldiers of the Armed Forces of India.
True, heavy rains, landslides and high clouds difficult to get to the victims of the disaster areas.
Recall, the earthquake occurred on September 18 at 18:10 local time (16:40 MSK). Its epicenter was located in the Himalayan state of Sikkim 68 km from the administrative center of Gangtok. The earthquake lies at a depth of 20.7 km. For the main shock was followed by a series of aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3. Add that many remote areas still cut off by an avalanche, in some Indian communities do not have electricity and communication.