Government confirms death of 14 people in earthquake


New Delhi, September 19 (ANI): Rain and landslides on Monday hampered the search for survivors in Sikkim, the epicenter of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit several parts of the country, as government officials confirmed the over all death toll as 14. Home Ministry spokesperson Onkar Kedia told mediapersons today that Sikkim had been worst hit as it received the most turbulent shocks killing seven people and leaving 64 injured.Kedia further said that landslides and heavy rain were slowing the rescue operations.

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