Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mild Tremors felt again in Gangtok,Sikkim

Sikkim, Sep 22:Amidst the fear among the Sikkim people after Sunday’s earthquake, two mild tremors jolted the Himalayan state last night, causing panic among the people.People ran out of their homes as two mild tremors hit the Sikkim capital Thursday night, four days after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake killed scores and caused widespread devastation in the state. The Indian Meteorological Department said the tremors hit the state at 10.15 pm and 10.45 pm. Its epicentre was in Sikkim. People poured out onto the streets as the tremor shook the city. At around midnight, much of the city was still on the roads.With Sunday’s memories fresh in their minds, the people took shelter on the roads despite heavy rains. The NETV journalists who are in Sikkim have witnessed that fear and insecurity in the minds of the people.From the children to the aged, all were seen taking shelter on the streets amidst the heavy rain. Their only prayer to the God was to show some mercy on them from the nature’s fury. This elderly couple was only praying for the best.Earlier in the evening, a 4.8 magnitude quake, epicentred in Myanmar, was felt in parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram at 7.48 PM.

(NETV Correspondent)

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