Earthquake shakes Kashmir valley, under construction flyover faces minor damage


Srinagar: Panic gripped in Kashmir Valley on Wesnesday noon after tremors felt in parts of South Asian region with intensity of 6.2 on the Richter Scale.

The tremors were also felt in Islamabad, New Delhi and adjoining states of India and Pakistan.

There were no report of any casualty till this report was filed, however, in Srinagar an under construction flyover faced a minor damage after a girder being lifting by crane got imbalanced.

The Director ERA Satish Razdan while talking to KNB, said, “There is minor damage in fly over, it is perfect, rest things will come out after i will collect data from the site.”

He added that a girder being lifted by crane to be placed upon the pillars due to the shaking of the earth got imbalanced and girder fell on the crane causing minor damage.

The epicentre of the quake was located 35 kilometres south of Jarm, Afghanistan, as per the USGS. (KNB)

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