The 6.7-magnitude earthquake which hit Manipur and other north-eastern and eastern states early Monday morning left at least 12 people injured in West Bengal, an official said.
The quake, with its epicenter in Manipur’s Tamenglong district, occurred at 4.35 am. Following this, reports of people suffering injuries came in from north Bengal’s Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts as strong tremors were felt across north-eastern states including Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura, as well as adjoining countries of Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Officials said at least eight people were hospitalised in the Siliguri district hospital while four were brought in at Jalpaiguri hospital, adding that there were no immediate reports of any casualty.
In Murshidabad district’s Lalbagh area, villagers claimed that a senior citizen died while being evacuated from his residence. However, district administration officials were yet to confirm the death.