5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 15 injured

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 15 injured

Moderate quake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Nepal’s capital and its tourist hub Pokhra on Friday, injuring 15 people. The quake was epi-centred at Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km, north-east of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre.

Fifteen people were injured in Kathmandu as people ran away from their houses in panic during the tremor, according to the home ministry spokesperson. Two injured have been admitted to the hospital. The tremor was also felt in Pokhara, a tourist hub of western Nepal, 200 km, south-west of Kathmandu. The epicentre was Sindhupalchowk district, near Tibet border.

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