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VOL 23 NO 54 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Monday, January 4 2016
Posted : 04 Jan, 2016 15:01:50 AA-A+
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6.7magnitude earthquake jolts Bangladesh
6.7magnitude earthquake jolts Bangladesh


A strong earthquake jolted Dhaka and other parts of the country early Monday. The tremor, measuring 6.7, was felt around 5.07am.  

According to US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was 29km (18miles) west of Imphal and 33km (21miles) North West of Mayang Imphal, the capital of Manipur state in India near the Myanmar border and 352km (219mi) east north east of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The US Geological Survey said the depth was 55 kilometers (about 34 miles).

As the tremor was felt around in many parts of the country at dawn, panic gripped and they impulsively rushed out of their houses.

According to the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room, a six-storey building of Mazed Sarder Lane Sweeper Colony in the capital leant towards one of the sides. The residents were removed to safety

In Jurain, a man was killed in panic attack. Further details could not be known immediately, according to a news agency report.

According to our correspondent at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) about 35-40 Dhaka University students underwent primary treatment as they were injured while evacuating their halls hurriedly during the earthquake.

--Shuvo--

 

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