Earthquake jolts Bangladesh with two aftershocks again

Another earthquake jolted Dhaka and different parts of the country Sunday afternoon a day after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal.
Md Mominul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Seismic Observatory and Research Centre of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told journalists: “The country was shaken at 1:09 pm today (Sunday) as the earthquake with magnitude 6.6 hit Nepal.”
Two aftershocks also jolted different parts of Bangladesh including Dhaka city at 1:26 pm and 1:36 pm on the day respectively.
Frightened people came out into the streets due to panic in the aftermath of the quake.
The epicenter of the earthquake was at Kodar region in Nepal, said a press release of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
No casualties were reported from any part of the country till now.
On Saturday, a major earthquake with five aftershocks shook different parts of the country including Dhaka and Chittagong, leaving three women dead, over 100 injured and some 18 buildings tilted and developed cracks.
Another report says: International aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges there.
As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,300, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas.
“Tragically, more bodies are being pulled from collapsed buildings every hour,” said the Australian Red Cross.
“Communication is down in many areas. Widespread destruction, rubble and landslides are preventing access to provide aid in many villages.”
Although mobile phone networks appeared to be being restored by mid-afternoon on Sunday but coverage remained sporadic.
“People are sleeping on the streets and cooking outside for the most part. And we are talking about very, very poor areas of Nepal– areas that are already suffering a great deal,” Australian Red Cross official added. –Our Monitor

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