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71 injured in quake panic rush

Himalayan News Service
A migrant worker (R) from India indicates where he hit his head when he fled his house as he stands with friends on an open ground after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 5, 2016. According to the National Seismological Center the epicenter of a 5.5 magnitude earthquake was at Sindhupalchok District, north of Kathmandu. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A migrant worker (right) from India showing where he hit his head when he fled his house with his friends to an open ground after an earthquake in Kathmandu, on Friday. Photo: THT

Kathmandu, February 6

At least 71 people were injured when a mild aftershock of the April 25 shook the Kathmandu Valley yesterday night, according to SP Bishwaraj Pokharel at the Metropolitan Police Circle.

He said a total of 60 people in Kathmandu district (41 men and 19 women) were injured in the panic rush, while six people were injured in Lalitpur and five in Bhaktapur.

He said most of people had sustained head, arms and leg injuries while rushing out of their homes in panic.

“Nineteen of the injured were admitted to different hospitals for treatment, while many of them have already returned home after treatment,” said SP Pokharel. He also informed that there were no casualties in the incident.

A moderate tremor of local magnitude 5.5 with its epicenter in Sindhupalchok had shaken central Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley, at 10:05 pm yesterday.

According to Pokharel, no foreigner was injured in the incident.


A version of this article appears in print on February 07, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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