70 injured in Odisha earthquake
About 70 people suffered minor injuries while rushing out into the open in Odisha during an earthquake on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar: About 70 people suffered minor injuries while rushing out into the open in Odisha during an earthquake on Wednesday.
Special Relief Commissioner(SRC) P K Mohapatra said today the entire state was rocked in the temblor but there was no major damage reported from any where.
Several people were injured in the rush to move out of multi-storied buildings here and in adjoining areas and two persons in the city suffered fractures as they jumped from terraces, he said adding most of those with minor injuries were discharged after preliminary treatment at different hospitals.
Though no major damage was reported from any place, cracks had appeared in several high-rise buildings here, he added.
Capital Hospital superintendent B N Mishra said around 50 injured were treated at the facility and most of them were discharged after first aid.
The two who had suffered fractures were being treated at the hospital, he said.
About 20 others were taken to other hospitals here and other places after the tremor.