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Earthquake destroys three houses in Bajhang and Bajura

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Earthquake destroys three houses in Bajhang and Bajura

Three houses were destroyed in the earthquake in Bajhang and Bajura on Tuesday.

Two houses were destroyed in Badimalika Rural Municipality of Bajura.

DSP Surya Thapa said that the houses of Harka Gurung and Harichand Padhyay were destroyed in the earthquake.

He said that there were no human casualties.

DSP Thapa said that police have not been able to contact the locals of Bichchaya, the epicenter of the earthquake.

The snowfall coupled with rain has disrupted electricity and telephone service in Bajura since this morning.

Likewise, the earthquake also destroyed a building in Bajhang. The Armed Police Force had been using that building.

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Bajura district at 2:43 pm today, National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre said.

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