New Delhi : Tremors were felt in parts of North India at 12.30 pm after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale was epicentred on the border between Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Buildings shook in Delhi, offices and homes were evacuated in parts of Kashmir, and tremors were reported across the border in Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan.
Jammu and Kashmir experienced at least six aftershocks in which over 25 students were injured. While the roof of a school building collapsed in Baderwah injuring eight girl student, four students were injured when the building of their school collapsed in Kishtwar district. The children were being served mid-day meals when tremors hit the area. Most buildings in Chenab valley in J&K developed cracks.
The tremors were felt for about 20-25 seconds in Delhi, and the satellite towns of Gurgaon and Noida. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or injury. This is the third time in a fortnight that tremors have been felt in Delhi and its surrounding areas.