One killed, one other injured in earthquake in Bajura

Published On: January 24, 2023 05:41 PM NPT By: KRISHNA OLI/DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

Dhangadhi/Bajura, Jan 24: At least one person was killed and one other was injured as a result of the earthquake that struck Bajura and Bajhang districts on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the preliminary information, a number of houses were either destroyed or damaged in various parts of the two districts as a result of the earthquake measuring 5.9 Richter scale with its epicenter in Bajura district. 

Police said at least two houses in Gaumul Rural Municipality of Bajura were completely destroyed as a result of the earthquake. According to Dipendra Rokaya, a local resident, the earthquake caused the death of 35-year-old Jamuna Rokaya, who was hit by a stone, in the same municipality. 

Similarly, a landslide triggered by the earthquake tremors resulted in the death of over 40 sheep belonging to Ramdal Bohora. One person was injured in the incident.

According to Sudurpaschim Province Police Chief Deputy Inspector General Ashok Singh, the earthquake caused destruction and damage to a number of houses in Bajura and Bajhang districts. An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rattled western Nepal with its epicenter around the Mela area of Bajura district in Sudurpaschim at 2:43 pm today.

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