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Earthquake felt in Dhaka, elsewhere
Observer Online Report
Published :Wednesday, 13 April, 2016,  Time : 8:19 PM  View Count : 49
Earthquake has been felt in Dhaka as well as elsewhere in the country at around 8:00pm on Wednesday.

After being panicked, people come out of buildings in the capital. adds: The quake with its epicentre in Myanmar measured 7.2 in the Richter scale, according to the Met Office in Dhaka on Wednesday.

But the US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake which struck northwest Myanmar at 7:55pm was 6.9 in magnitude.

It originated 100 kilometres north-northwest of the city of Monywa. The quake struck at a depth of 135 km, it said.

Several students of a madrasa in Moghbazar’s Modhubagh have been injured when they raced down the stairs of the six-storey building, said Md Noman, a teacher of Madrasa-tul Yosan.

At least four among the 15 brought to Dhaka Community Hospital in the area were in critical condition, doctors said.

In Sylhet, at least 10 people came to MAG Osmani Medical College with injuries sustained as they rushed out of buildings or scurried on the streets.
Six of them were admitted with some unconscious after fainting from fear, said duty doctor Rokonuzzaman. “Some of them are heart patients.”


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