Two Killed, 70 Injured in Assam in Yesterday’s Earthquake

GUWAHATI: At least two people have lost their lives and more than 70 have been injured in Assam after an earthquake measuring 6.8 at the Richter scale rocked eastern and north eastern parts of the country last evening.

An earthquake, which hit Myanmar, triggered tremors in parts of Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneswar and, also, Delhi.

The earthquake also affected power supply, communications and rail services in some pockets for sometime in the region.

National Centre for Seismology said in New Delhi that the epicentre of the quake was located in Myanmar, 100 KM off the India-Myanmar border.

“PM @narendramodi spoke to CMs of Assam & Manipur regarding the earthquake in the region. PM @narendramodi spoke to the CM of Nagaland regarding the earthquake in the region,” the official Twitter handle of the Prime Minister Office said.