Quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya, Bengal and Bhutan

GUWAHATI: An earthquake of moderate intensity of 5.6 on the Richter scale rocked Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal besides Bhutan on Sunday leaving three injured and a lion sculpture of an ancient temple damaged.

India Meteorological Department officials said the quake shook Assam, including its capital Guwahati, Meghalaya, West Bengal and neighbouring Bhutan at 6.35am.

The epicentre of the tremor was in Kokrajhar at a depth of 10km on latitude 26.5 degree north and longitude 90.1 degree east, they said.

“We have got information that three persons sustained minor injuries when an old wall collapsed near the Kokrajhar Railway station,” Assam state disaster management authority chief executive officer Pramod Kumar Tiwari said.

All the injured were vegetable vendors and being treated now, he said.

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