Fresh 3.9 quake hits devastated Sikkim again

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Sikkim Earthquake
Gangtok, Sept 23: Just as Sikkim is slowly recovering from the deadly earthquake that wrecked havoc on Sunday, another mild tremor hit the state on Thursday. No casualties or damages were reported in the mild intensity quake of 3.9 magnitude.

Sources within the India Meteorological Department (IMD) claimed that the 3.9 quake struck at around 10.15 pm. The epicenter of the fresh quake was in Sikkim. Though a mild intensity one, the tremors caused panic for the residents in the area. The Director General of Police (DGP), Jasbir Singh said that most people rushed out of their homes to roads and other open areas.

Singh added that following the devastating quake, many homes have suffered cracks that sure cannot withstand any tremor. The latest quake forced people to stay on the roads and the people refused to return to their dilapidated homes.

With the death toll at 117 at the moment, many have been injured in the catastrophe as well. With the rescue and search operation finished, Sikkim had to bear the brunt of flash floods that hit Lachung, located in north Sikkim district near China border. The floods led to more than 100 people being stranded. Evacuation operations are on in the area with the Army dropping food and other essential supplies.

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