Toll rises to 80; Army teams reach quake epicentre

PUBLISHED ON: September 20, 2011 | Duration: 3 min, 55 sec

  
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Over 60 people have died in India, 49 of them in Sikkim, in the devastating earthquake which 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. Casualties have also been reported from neighbouring Bihar and West Bengal. At least 20 people have also died in Nepal and Tibet. India's Home Secretary RK Singh has said that the death toll may rise further.
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