Assam earthquake damages buildings, 1 killed in West Bengal


GUWAHATI | September 13, 2018:

An earthquake had taken place on Wednesday morning with a magnitude measuring 5.5 and the epicenter being at Kokrajhar, Assam.

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The tremors of the earthquake were also felt in the neighboring states including Meghalaya, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar.

In Assam, the quake-damaged buildings in many places across Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts.

The tremors felt in Bengal's Siliguri had triggered the panic that led to the accidental death of a 22-year-old youth at Binoypara in the town's Santinagar locality. The quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale was also felt in Kolkata.