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Myanmar earthquake: 2 killed, 70 injured in Assam

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 April 2016, 13:11 IST

Two people killed and 70 have been reportedly injured in Assam after an earthquake measuring 6.8 at the Richter scale struck the eastern and north eastern parts of the country on 13 April. Strong tremors were also felt in large parts of West Bengal.

US geological survey confirmed that the epicentre was located 396 kilometers (246 miles) north of Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw. The earthquake triggered tremors in parts of Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Delhi.

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

"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.

--ANI

First published: 14 April 2016, 13:11 IST
 
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