- The earthquake occurred at 1.57 am on Wednesday
- The epicenter of the earthquake was in Nepal's Dailekh district
- Strong tremors were also felt in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and neighbouring areas
Earthquake in Nepal: At least six people were reportedly killed after an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Nepal in the wee hours of Wednesday.
According to the National Seismological Center (NSC) of Nepal, the Far-West region of the country recorded three tremors- two earthquakes and one aftershock in the past 24 hours.
The officials have claimed that at least one woman and two children are among the deceased. The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained, they added.
Dozens of houses damaged
Meanwhile, Kalpana Shrestha, Chief District Officer of Doti district, informed that at least 5 people are injured and have been admitted to the hospital. She further stated that dozens of houses were also damaged by landslides at various locations across the district.
The NCS said the epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal, about 90 km east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, and it struck at 1.57 am Wednesday.
Following the earthquake, visuals have emerged showing debris from collapsed buildings in the Doti district. The security personnel were also seen carrying out the rescue work.
Meanwhile, Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. “Expressing my heartfelt condolences to families of those who died in the earthquake, which was centred in the Khaptad region of Far West. I have instructed relevant agencies to arrange immediate & proper treatment of the injured & victims in the affected areas," he wrote on Twitter.
Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR too
The tremors were felt in Delhi and surrounding areas of Ghaziabad and Gurugram and even in Lucknow, jolting people out of their sleep.
The Himalayan region in Uttarakhand and adjoining Nepal has been experiencing earthquakes of lower magnitude for the past couple of days.
Recent earthquakes created havoc in Nepal
It should be noted that the recent earthquakes in Nepal have resulted in the unparalleled loss of life and destruction of property, making the need for carefully thought-out policy measures to handle such disasters.
In 1934, Nepal experienced its most severe recorded earthquake. The cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan were all destroyed by the 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
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(With inputs from agencies)