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5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Nepal, three houses collapse

Written by  Shgun S -- January 24th 2023 05:49 PM
5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Nepal, three houses collapse

5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Nepal, three houses collapse

Kathmandu (Nepal), January 24: At least three houses collapsed after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday.

The earthquake's epicentre is on the border between Bajura's Himali Village Council and Humla's Tajakot Village Council. According to information, rescuers and local officials are having difficulty gathering information on the ground due to inclement weather and a lack of communication means.


"A few more houses collapsed in the area after the earthquake. We have got the information that 3 more houses have collapsed in the district," DSP Surya Thapa stated.

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"Due to the inclement weather condition and snowfall in the area, we are not able to establish contact with other localities. The telephone is not working," Chief of Himali Village Council Govinda Bahadur Malla said.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:5.8, Occurred on 24-01-2023, 14:28:31 IST, Lat: 29.41 & Long: 81.68, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nepal," the National Center of Seismology tweeted earlier.

- PTC NEWS

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