J&K quake: 100 buildings damaged, 2 injured in Kishtwar

Last Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 21:08

Kishtwar/Doda: More than 100 buildings were damaged and two persons were injured when an earthquake of moderate intensity shook Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The quake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, jolted Kishtwar and Doda districts in Jammu region and parts of the Valley at around 3.08 am, a day after a similar tremor had hit the region.

The quake lasted nine seconds and was followed by two aftershocks at 3.12 am and 4.12 am, Met officials said.

Over 100 buildings, including government structures, developed cracks and two persons, including a jawan of the Shashatra Seema Bal, were injured in the quake in Kishtwar district, officials said.

A higher secondary school building and office of the Assistant Commissioner (Development) were among the structures damaged.

Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Ram Mandir, Shiv Mandir and the shrine of a sufi saint also developed cracks in Kishtwar.

The water supply to many parts of Kishtwar town and its adjoining areas were affected due to the quake.

It would take at least three days to restore the normal water supply, the officials said.

In Doda also, several buildings developed cracks or suffered minor damage.
As the tremor struck, a jawan of the Sashastra Seema Bal jumped from the first floor of a building and fractured his leg.

Jishad M M jumped from the building when the earth shook, police said.

Another person received injuries in his head when the wall of his house gave way.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 09:03

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