26 April, Kathmandu
A powerful 6.7-magnitude after shock jolted Nepal and adjoining areas, triggering panic among the people, a day after a devastating temblor killed over 2,000 people.
According to the US Geological Survey, the latest aftershock was registered at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, The tremors – that were felt also in India including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, sent people running for open spaces. The intensity of the tremors was moderate.
Earlier, today four fresh after shocks jolted Nepal , measuring upto 6 on the Richter scale, including one that was reported to hit 41 km west-northwest of Kirtipur. However, there was no immediate report of casualty following today’s tremors.
In Uttar Pradesh mild aftershocks of earthquake were experienced just while ago most of the districts around 12:40 PM.
As per reports available the tremor remained for about 5 to 10 second in Allahabad . People came out of their homes after the shock. No damage to life is reported yet from any part of the state due to today’s after shocks. 21 trucks loaded with packed drinking water, biscuits and medicines rushed to Nepal today by the State Government for earthquake affected people.
In Bihar, fresh tremors were felt Sunday again forcing the people to run for safety places. The tremor lasted for about a minute at around 12.40 this afternoon. The report of casualty and damages could not be known immediately. MeT department has again issued alert in view of fresh tremors.
According to reports, life and properties have been damaged in North Biharin the earthquake .Most of the casualities have been reported from East Champaran,Sitamarhi and Darbhanga district of the state. Deaths were also reported from Supaul , Araria, West Champaran , Sheohar, Saran and Madhubani and Lakhisarai.
Over 150 victims are undergoing treatment in local hospitals and private nursing homes. The state government has cancelled leaves of doctors and instructed them to be present in the hospital. NDRF teams have been engaged in relief and rescue operations. Chief Minister Nitish kumar said a compensation of Rupees 4 lakh each is being provided to the kin of the deceased while injured are being provided free of cost treatment.