The Railways has imposed a speed restriction of 30-40 km per hour on movement of trains plying through north Bengal and Bihar, after an earthquake shook Sikkim and other parts of the north-eastern region.

“Even though there has been no report of any damage to the railway network in the affected region, Railways has imposed a speed restriction of 30-40 km per hour on movement of trains running through north Bengal and Bihar,” said a spokesperson of Northeast Frontier Railway.

A powerful earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude hit Sikkim and several areas in the eastern part of the country and neighbouring Nepal, leaving at least 18 dead and over 100 injured besides causing extensive damage to buildings and roads.

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