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Bihar toll rises to eight

With six more deaths reported from several areas today,the toll in the powerful earthquake rose to eight in Bihar,official sources said.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Patna |
September 20, 2011 2:38:09 am

With six more deaths reported from several areas today,the toll in the powerful earthquake rose to eight in Bihar,official sources said.

While Darbhanga accounted for four deaths,one each was killed in Nawada,Nalanda,Bhagalpur and Sheorhar districts.

Among those killed in Darbhanga district,one woman drowned when she jumped into a river to save herself at Usri village and another died of cardiac arrest as she ran out of her house at Birani.

A man was killed in wall collapse at Kamtaul,while a youth died of head injury after dashing against a wall while running for open space in the same district,officials said.

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In Bhagalpur a 65-year-old man died of cardiac arrest as panic spread at a market and an elderly woman died when a wall caved in at Orhanpur village in Nawada district.

A five-year-old girl died in a wall collapse in Nalanda’s Sabanhua village and Pankaj Kumar (8) died in a house collapse at Kahtarwa in Sheohar district,the sources said.

Quake leaves crater on J’khand highway

The earthquake,which jolted North and Eastern India Sunday,left a 70-foot-long crack on the NH-75 in Latehar district,disrupting vehicular traffic,a government official said on Monday.

“The tremor left a 70-foot long/10-foot deep crater on the road disrupting traffic near Sikni Colliery. Road restoration work is on,” Sadar Sub-divisional Officer Rajesh Pathak said here.

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