Nepal earthquake strongly felt in India

2015-05-12 11:17
People gather in the street after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Paul Dillon, AP)

People gather in the street after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Paul Dillon, AP)

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New Delhi - Tremors from Nepal's earthquake on Tuesday were felt in India on Tuseday, from New Delhi to the eastern city of Kolkata and Gawuhati, in the far eastern state of Assam.

Metro services were suspended in the capital as television footage also showed thousands of school children evacuated from schools.

"It was really scary," said Manbir Singh, who works in the Delhi suburb of Gurgaon said. "My desk and computer were all shaking. Everyone started rushing downstairs."

"Several parts of India felt the tremors," Federal Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters in Delhi. "We are collecting details and information."

No reports of damage or loss of life were received so far, National Disaster Response Force official OP Singh said.

In the April 25 earthquake, more than 100 people died in India, most of the fatalities occurring in Bihar state, which borders Nepal.

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