Quake leaves crater on NH-75 in Jharkhand

The earthquake, which jolted North and Eastern India, left a 70-foot long crack on the NH-75 in Latehar district, disrupting traffic.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2011, 12:38 PM IST

Latehar (Jharkhand): The earthquake,
which jolted North and Eastern India yesterday, left a 70-foot
long crack on the NH-75 in Latehar district, disrupting
traffic, a government official said on Monday.

"The crack came up after the tembler in Latehar
district last evening," Sadar Sub-divisional Officer Rajesh
Pathak told newsmen here.

"The tremor left a 70-foot long/10-foot deep crater on
the road disrupting traffic near Sikni Colliery. Road
restoration work is on," he added.
However, reports of two casualties in Latehar district
following the earthquake could not be officially confirmed.
Almost the entire Jharkhand experienced tremors around
6.15 pm yesterday.

PTI