Quake hits Assam and Bengal, two injured

Guwahati/Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) A 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Sunday left two people injured in Assam’s Kokrajhar district. The temblor also hit north Bengal but there was no report of any injury or damage to property.

The quake, having its epicentre about 20 km north of Assam’s Basugaon town, occurred at 6.35 a.m. and had a depth of 10 km, said the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Guwahati.

“A wall collapsed in Kokrajhar district due to the tremor, injuring two people and damaging some bicycles parked nearby in the town,” a Kokrajhar district official said.

Cracks also appeared due to the quake in some buildings in Kokrajhar and some other parts of the state.

In north Bengal, the quake was felt in Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar districts, causing panic-stricken people to rush out of their homes. There was no immediate report of death or damage to property.

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