66 injured in Friday's aftershock in Valley

KATHMANDU: An aftershock of local magnitude 5.5 that jolted the Kathmandu Valley on Friday night has left 66 people injured.

The aftershock of the April 25 devastating earthquake shook the Valley at 10:05 pm.

The epicentre of the moderate tremor was in Sindhupalchok district, north of the Kathmandu Valley and close to Tibet.

It was the first aftershock above local magnitude 5.0 since November 19 last year.

Following the incident, hospitals in the Valley witnessed a surge in emergency cases of trauma, police said.

Some people suffered limb fractures and head injuries, while others had deep cuts.

They were injured while running or after being hit by falling objects or shattered glasses, police informed.

हिजो माघ २२ गते बेलुकी १०:०५ बजे गएको भुकम्पको कारण ६६ जना घाइते भएको जानकारी गराउँदछौं ।

— Nepal Police (@NepalPoliceHQ) February 6, 2016