Quake rocks India, Nepal

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Panic gripped people stand outside their houses after an earthquake occurred in Patna. An earthquake of 9 intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

Panic gripped people stand outside their houses after an earthquake occurred in Patna. An earthquake of 9 intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

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Peoples gather near a damaged temple minaret after an earthquake occurred in Siliguri. An earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital, this evening.

Peoples gather near a damaged temple minaret after an earthquake occurred in Siliguri. An earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital, this evening.

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A child who was injured in a building collapse that followed an earthquake is treated at a hospital in Siliguri.

A child who was injured in a building collapse that followed an earthquake is treated at a hospital in Siliguri.

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People who rushed out of buildings following tremors stand on the street in Patna.

People who rushed out of buildings following tremors stand on the street in Patna.

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A house, that has been destroyed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu, is seen in Bhaktapur.

A house, that has been destroyed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu, is seen in Bhaktapur.

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**TV GRAB** Fire personal showing crack wall, after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata. An earthquake of 9 intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

**TV GRAB** Fire personal showing crack wall, after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata. An earthquake of 9 intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

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Residents gather on the streets near their homes after an earthquake struck in Patna. A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous northeast Indian state of Sikkim, triggering strong tremors felt in neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan.

Residents gather on the streets near their homes after an earthquake struck in Patna. A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous northeast Indian state of Sikkim, triggering strong tremors felt in neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan.

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**TV GRAB** A lady shows crack in her wall, after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata. An earthquake of intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

**TV GRAB** A lady shows crack in her wall, after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata. An earthquake of intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

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People who rushed out of office buildings following tremors talk on their phones Karwanbazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit northeastern India on Sunday near the border with Nepal.

People who rushed out of office buildings following tremors talk on their phones Karwanbazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit northeastern India on Sunday near the border with Nepal.

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Dead body of Bir Bahadur Majhi (L), 36-year old Sajan Shrestha (C) and 8-year old Asmita Shrestha lie on medical gurneys and beds in a hospital after a British Embassy wall collapse during an earthquake in Kathmandu.

Dead body of Bir Bahadur Majhi (L), 36-year old Sajan Shrestha (C) and 8-year old Asmita Shrestha lie on medical gurneys and beds in a hospital after a British Embassy wall collapse during an earthquake in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese police inspect a car damaged by the collapsed wall of the British Embassy after an earthquake in Kathmandu.

Nepalese police inspect a car damaged by the collapsed wall of the British Embassy after an earthquake in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese rescue workers and people look on after after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed reportedly killing three pedestrians following an earthquake in Katmandu, Nepal.

Nepalese rescue workers and people look on after after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed reportedly killing three pedestrians following an earthquake in Katmandu, Nepal.

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Dead body of Bir Bahadur Majhi (L) and 36-year old Sajan Shrestha (R) lie on medical gurneys in a hospital in Kathmandu after a British Embassy wall collapsed during an earthquake in Kathmandu.

Dead body of Bir Bahadur Majhi (L) and 36-year old Sajan Shrestha (R) lie on medical gurneys in a hospital in Kathmandu after a British Embassy wall collapsed during an earthquake in Kathmandu.

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Residents gather near a damaged car and wall rubble in Siliguri after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

Residents gather near a damaged car and wall rubble in Siliguri after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

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An injured man lies on a medical gurney in a hospital in Siliguri after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

An injured man lies on a medical gurney in a hospital in Siliguri after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

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A lady shows crack in her wall after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata.

A lady shows crack in her wall after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata.

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An Indian man points to a crack in the wall of his home after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

An Indian man points to a crack in the wall of his home after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

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