19 Sep '11, 2am

At least 16 killed after a strong earthquake shook north-eastern India and Nepal last night

GUWAHATI (India) - A strong earthquake shook north-eastern India and Nepal yesterday evening, touching off landslides, wrecking buildings and sending people fleeing into the streets of Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, and other cities. Initial reports indicated that at least 16 people were killed, including three outside the British Embassy in Katmandu, where a wall collapsed. The earthquake, measured initially at a magnitude of 6.9, struck at 6.10pm local time in a remote part of the Himalayas at the eastern end of Nepal. It was felt across northern and eastern India, including in New Delhi, India's capital, more than 1,125km to the west. The quake was followed by two strong aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3, according to R S Dattatreyan of the Indian seismology office. In Sikkim, the Indian state nearest the epicentre, at least five people died and more than 50 were i...

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