The death toll from Friday night’s terrible 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, as confirmed by the police on Saturday, has grown to 137. More than 140 people were hurt in the western districts of Jajarkot and Rukum, Nepal Television reports.
The National Earthquake Measurement Centre located the earthquake’s epicenter in the Jajarkot neighborhood of Lamidanda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow on Saturday for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his “deep sadness” for the victims and damage caused by the earthquake in Nepal on his official X account. All of India stands in solidarity with the people of Nepal and is ready to provide a hand. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased, and we wish a swift recovery to the injured.
The government of Nepal has mobilized all three of its security services, as stated by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s office, to aid in the speedy rescue of the injured.
Prime Minister Dahal ‘Prachanda’ spent Saturday touring earthquake-ravaged areas to survey the damage.
According to ANI, Deputy Mayor of Nalgad Municipality Sarita Singh was among the 92 people killed in Jajarkot, one of the worst-affected areas. In the Ramidanda neighborhood of the Barekot Rural Municipality, 44 people were killed, and 70 were injured.
West Rukum had 36 deaths in Aathbiskot Municipality and 8 in Sanibheri Rural Municipality. As a result of the violence, many people in these areas need medical attention.
Ambulances were stationed near the helipad at Nepalgunj Airport and the military barracks in an attempt to transport those with life-threatening injuries.
The injured will be given priority at designated medical centers in the affected regions. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” of Nepal expressed his sorrow for the earthquake victims and ordered three security agencies to begin relief and rescue efforts immediately.
The earthquake was centered in Nepal, although it was felt all over northern India, especially in the National Capital Region (NCR), Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.
The interior ministry said that more districts, including Dailekh, Salyan, and Rolpa, had also suffered fatalities and property damage.
Jajarkot, which is around 500 kilometers west of Kathmandu, is where the victims were sent for medical treatment.
A series of earthquakes, the greatest of which clocked in at magnitude 6.2, shook Nepal on October 3, sending shockwaves throughout North India and into the Delhi-National Capital Region.
A year ago, in November 2022, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Doti region, killing six people. This was the latest in a string of earthquakes that rocked the country. In 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the mountainous area, killing more than 12,000 people and destroying 1 million houses.
Photographs and videos that surfaced yesterday depict hundreds of individuals who perished when their houses collapsed after the recent earthquake in Nepal. Jajarkot and West Rukum have taken the worst of the damage, but reports of casualties in other places are still coming in.