Fresh tremors in UP, quake toll climbs to 13

Updated - April 02, 2016 06:29 pm IST

Published - April 26, 2015 01:44 pm IST - Lucknow

Fresh tremors were felt in parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday even as the toll mounted to 13 with one more person succumbing to injuries in Kushinagar, which was among the badly affected district of the state.

Fresh aftershocks were felt for a few seconds in different parts of the state, but there was no immediate report of causality or damage to property in the latest temblor.

In Khusinagar district bordering Nepal, one person died during tremors in in Nauka Chappara village in Kushinagar district on Saturday, a police spokesman said in Lucknow.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday sent relief material to Nepal and areas affected by earthquake on Saturday.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had announced a financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh to the kin of those killed in the earthquake, Rs. 50,000 to grievously injured and Rs. 20,000 to those having minor injuries, an official spokesman said.

The Chief Minister had also talked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him of the situation in the state, the official said.

“The CM called the Prime Minister and apprised him with the measures being taken by the state government,” the spokesman said.

Mr. Yadav had asked state Chief Secretary and DGP along with the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police to assess loss of life and property caused by the earthquake.

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