Deadly Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Causing Widespread Devastation

  • 06 Nov 2023

Recently, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit a remote region of Nepal, resulting in a tragic loss of life with at least 157 people killed, and hundreds more injured.

Key Points

  • Widespread Damage: Several houses collapsed, and extensive damage was reported in the affected areas. Survivors were forced to huddle outside in fear as emergency sirens wailed.
  • Impact on India: The earthquake's tremors reached as far as New Delhi, affecting regions along the India-Nepal border, including Patna, Katihar, East Champaran, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, and more, as reported by Bihar's Disaster Management Department.
  • Epicenter and Damage: The earthquake had its epicenter in Jajarkot district, causing the worst damage in the western districts of Jajarkot and Rukum.
  • Condolences and Relief Efforts: Nepal's Prime Minister expressed his condolences over the loss of life and directed all three security agencies to initiate immediate rescue and relief operations.
  • International Solidarity: Prime Minister of India also expressed deep sadness over the loss of lives and damage, pledging India's solidarity with Nepal and readiness to provide assistance.