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Bhaderwah shook by fresh tremors

PTI  Bhaderwah (JK), May 13, 2013
First Published: 13:57 IST(13/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:02 IST(13/5/2013)

Fresh tremors of moderate intensity on Monday shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas, prompting authorities to close down schools again.

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Tremors measuring 4.1, 3 and 3.7 on the richter scale shook Baderwah valley and adjoining areas at 12.01 pm, 9.41 am and 8.42 am respectively, met officials said.

There was no immediate report of any casualty or injury, but the tremors triggered fresh panic among people, who rushed out of their houses.

Met officials said the epicentre was Bhaderwah.

Schools, which had reopened after 12 days of closure due to quake, were again closed on Monday and students were sent back home, officials said.

Authorities had closed all educational institutions after an earthquake shook Bhaderwah and adjoining areas of Doda district on May 1.

24 tremors have rocked Bhaderwah-Doda-Kishtwar belt during the past 13 days with maximum 11 on May 1. One tremor had struck Bhadwerwah on April 31, three occurred on May 2, one on May 3, one on May 5, two on May 6, two on May 8 and three today.

Two persons were killed and 69 others, including 26 students and three teachers, were injured when scores of buildings were damaged due to repeated tremors in the area.

A tremor measuring 5.8 on the richter scale was recorded at 12.27 pm and subsequent 10 after shocks continued till 3.02 pm on May 1 in Kishtwar and Doda.

Police have put on alert its 100 field-units for acting as rescue teams in case of any unforeseen situation in Doda district.

Jammu and Kashmir government has announced Rs. 25 crore relief package for quake victims in Doda and Kishtwar.


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