Recovery effort continues following Himalayan earthquake

20th Sep 2011
Recovery effort continues following Himalayan earthquake

The recovery effort is underway in the Indian state of Sikkim following a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck on Sunday night killing at least 63 people.

More than 100,000 homes were damaged in India, Nepal and Tibet, which were covered by mud and heavy rain resulting in dangerous landslides in the aftermath of the quake.

Soldiers and rescue workers continue in their efforts to recover victims from rubble, meanwhile dense cloud has prevented helicopters from flying over some affected areas.

The earthquake, which was followed by several aftershocks, was felt in the Indian capital of New Delhi.
10,136 people in India were killed when a tsunami triggered by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake near the Indonesian island of Sumatra hit the southern peninsular coast on 26 December 2004.


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