6 killed, 6 injured as ML 6.6 earthquake hits Doti in far western Nepal

KAILALI: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook Doti district in the far western Nepal on Wednesday, killing six persons and injuring six others.

The deceased have been identified as Prem Bohara (50), Bhagwati Bohara (40), Sita Bohara (13), Harka Bohara (8), Dhansari Bohara (14) and Tulchi Bohara (14) of Purnachauki Rural Municipality-3, Doti.

The 6.6 ML  quake with its epicenter at Khaptad National Park (Khaptad Baba’s Ashram) in Doti district, was recorded at 2:12 am, the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the 5.7 ML magnitude earthquake with its epicentre Dipayal was recorded by the National Seismological Centre at 9:07 pm.

It has been learnt that around 10 houses collapsed in the earthquake.





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