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1 dead, 4 injured as 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits northeast

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An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the richter scale hits Tripura on Tuesday triggering landslides and leaving a woman dead and four others injured.

Landslides occurred in a number of places on the remote Chhamanu-Gobindabari Road of Dhalai district.

Azerunnesa (30) of the town was injured when a brick fell from a roof on her, while Lipika Malakar, who lives in the outskirts of the town was injured as she tripped while running in fear.

 According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the temblor which occurred at 1439 hrs was in Dhalai district in Tripura at a depth of 28 km.

 Officials in Meghalaya said the quake was felt for quite some time but there was no report of damage anywhere

 The quake was felt in Assam too, including capital Guwahati, and people rushed out of their houses and offices.

 “Karimganj, Hailakandi, Cachar and Dima Hasao are the bordering districts of Assam with Tripura. We received reports from the authorities that no damage has taken place there,” Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) Joint Secretary Nandita Hazarika said.


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