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IIT scientists, NDMA assess damages in quake-hit Chenab Valley

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 17:26

Jammu: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and scientists of IITs have assessed damages caused by the recent earthquake, which shook the entire Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir on May 1.

Scientists and professionals from IIT Madras and IIT Hyderabad visited the quake-affected areas of Bhaderwah and assessed the aftermath of the earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, which had caused severe damages to residential as well as government buildings across the erstwhile Doda district, an official spokesman said today.

A separate team from the NDMA comprising of scientists and experts also did a detail assessment of the damages, he said.

A shepherd and another person were killed in the quake and 69 others were injured, including 26 students and 3 teachers.

The NDMA and scientists from the IITs will submit separate reports to the government soon, the spokesman added.

The state government has already announced a Rs 25 crore relief package for the quake-victims.


First Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 17:25
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