Earthquake jolts Sikkim

At least 38 people have been killed, 26 in India, five in Nepal and seven in Tibet, and over 100 are injured after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale shook Sikkim on Sunday evening.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Earthquake toll over 90, in India the number has crossed 70 and expected to rise further after the devastating quake that measured a forceful 6.8 on the Richter Scale.
The quake hit parts of North India at around 6 pm on Sunday and was centred on the Sikkim-Nepal border, 64 kilometres North-West of Gangtok.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The damage in Singtam, a town 26 kilometres away from Gangtok.

Pictures sent by Ashok Prasad from Singtam, Sikkim.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A motorist tries to make his way around the massive crack on a Singtam roadway.

Image sent by Ashok Prasad from Singtam
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A section of the mountainous terrain crumbles as the quake hits.

Image sent by Ashok Prasad from Singtam
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rocks strewn on a road in Singtam after the quake.

Image sent by Ashok Prasad from Singtam
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Cracks surface on the wall of a house in Singtam.

Image sent by Ashok Prasad from Singtam
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Several roads were blocked in Gangtok due to the uprooted trees and debris on the roads.

This picture was sent to us by Manish Sharma.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Another view of the fallen tree on the road.

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Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Local authorities in Gangtok work to clear the debris on the roads.

This picture was sent to us by Manish Sharma.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The heavy-intensity earthquake led to landslide in the area and several vehicles were damaged too.

This picture was sent to us by Manish Sharma.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People clear out the ruins of a building damaged by Sunday's earthquake in Siliguri.

Rescue workers raced to clear roads blocked by mudslides as they scrambled to reach remote villages cut off after the powerful earthquake.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The shattered remains of a hostel in Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

This picture was sent to us by Vibek Agarwal.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Many of the walls of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology hostel building collapsed due to the earthquake.

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Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A view of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology hostel building that collapsed due to the heavy earthquake.

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Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People walk past a crack on the road in Gangtok on September 19, 2011 after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the region.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Children look at the cracks caused by the earthquake in Siliguri.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People in Siliguri look at the cracks in a building after the earthquake on Sunday.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A women in Nepal clears out the debris from her home after a house wall collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A broken school wall after last night's earthquake in Siliguri.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Floor of a house in Gangtok shows cracks.

Picture courtesy: Indian Army, Gangtok.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People in Sikkim take shelter in camps after the earthquake.

Picture courtesy: Indian Army, Gangtok.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Women and children take shelter in tents after the earthquake in Sikkim.

Picture courtesy: Indian Army, Gangtok.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A close up shot shows heavy cracks in the floor after the earthquake in Sikkim.

Picture courtesy: Indian Army, Gangtok.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People gather outside an office building in Karwanbazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh after the earthquake.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A man in Siliguri points to a crack in the wall of his home after an earthquake hit Sikkim.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Roof shot of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel building (Hostel Number 1) commonly known as Old Boys Hostel shows a broken water tank.

The old hostel building sustained heavy damages.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Another view of the shattered water tank and the debris piled up on the roof of Old Boys Hostel.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A cracked wall on display at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology post the earthquake in Sikkim.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The rubbled remains of a wall in Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel building. The old hostel building sustained heavy damages.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Another view of the shattered wall in Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Wide cracks Developed on the floor of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel building post the heavy earthquake.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
An interior shot of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel in Sikkim.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The picture shows broken floor of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel in Sikkim.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A quake-ravaged wall of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel building.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Another shot of the shattered remains of the wall.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Cracks on display on the walls of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel building.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Picture showing the collapsed wall of the Old Boys Hostel of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

Students were reported to have sustained injuries after the ceiling collapsed.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Another view of the collapsed wall of the Old Boys Hostel of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A view of the collapsed wall of Old Boys Hostel of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology post the earthquake.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Another shot of the collapsed wall of Old Boys Hostel of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology post the earthquake.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Debris made up of collapsed pieces of wall at the Old Boys Hostel of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology post the earthquake.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A night shot shows the heavy damaged sustained by the Old Boys Hostel building in Sikkim.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The Old Boys Hostel of the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology sustained major damages due to the earthquake.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Other parts of the Old Boys Hostel of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology sustained damages too.

This picture was sent to us by Pramit Chakraborty.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rescue workers in Nepal remove debris from collapsed buildings damaged by the earthquake in Kathmandu.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rescue workers in Nepal clean up the debris from collapsed buildings damaged by the earthquake in Kathmandu.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People gather outside their houses after the earthquake in Patna.

An earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 6.8 on Richter Scale with its epicenter on the Sikkim-Nepal border shook northeast and northern parts of the country, including the national capital, this evening.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rescue workers and people stand near a damaged car in Nepal after after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed reportedly killing three pedestrians following an earthquake in Kathmandu.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rescue workers look on after after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed reportedly killing three pedestrians in Nepal.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rescue operations are in full swing. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP)rescued 15 foreign tourists and 150 villagers in their operations.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rescue workers in Nepal remove a damaged car after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed on it.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Residents gather on the streets of Patna after an earthquake a powerful of 6.8-magnitude hit the mountainous northeast Indian state of Sikkim, triggering strong tremors felt in neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Both the surrounding walls and the roof gave way as the quake ravaged the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology's old hostel building.

This picture was sent to us by Veer Shubhranshu Shrivastav.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People gathering outside in the open space at Patan Dhoka, Nepal after the quake.

This picture was tweeted by Udaya.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
People gather on the streets of Lucknow after the earthquake.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The epicentre of the earthquake is said to be just 64 kilometres North-West of Gangtok.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A lady shows crack in her wall, at Police Quarter after an earthquake occurred in Kolkata on Sunday.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A wall showing big cracks after the earthquake in Lucknow.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
A roof of a house in Siliguri that collapsed due to the earthquake.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
The broken roof of a house in Siliguri.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Rubble is all that remains of a house in Siliguri.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Roof of a house in Siliguri developed cracks due to the earthquake.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Strong tremors were felt in parts of North and East India after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Sikkim this evening.
Earthquake jolts Sikkim
Tremors of the quake were felt in Lucknow, Patna, Kolkata, New Delhi and the National Capital Region.

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