Kathmandu, Nepal: Five people were killed as the Sikkim earthquake, with a 6.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale, shook nearby Nepal yesterday.
Three of the five Nepalese quake victims were killed when a high brick wall of the British Embassy at Lainchaur in Kathmandu collapsed, the police said.
Among them were Bir Bahadur Majhi and his eight-year-old daughter Anisha, who were walking past the Embassy when the wall collapsed. The other victim at this spot was identified as Sajan Shrestha, 36.
Two persons were killed in a wall collapse in Dharan which is close to the epicenter of the quake along the eastern Nepal-India border.
Several people were injured as they panicked and ran out of their homes, offices and marketplaces and on to the streets and open spaces.
Some people, panic-stricken, reportedly jumped off their houses, hotels and buildings that house shops.
This Close Circuit TV footage shows the inside of a shopping mall in Kathmandu as the earthquake shook Nepal.