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Earthquake in Sikkim, India: Situation Report (SR-2) 19 September 2011

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• At least 21 people have been killed, 16 in India, and 5 in Nepal and over 100 are injured after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Ric hter Scale shook Sikkim on Sunday e vening, 18 September 2011.

• Strong tremors were a lso felt in parts of North and East India and parts of B angladesh and Nepal, causing widespread panic. The epicenter of the quake is said to be just 64 kilometer North-West of Gangtok.

• Government organizations are trying their best to carry out rescue and relief operations and are conducting rapid damage assessments in remote areas.

• WHO SEARO and Country Offices are in close contact with concerned ministries, monitoring the situation and standby to support emergency supplies and teams as needed.