Earthquake: Death toll reaches four in Nepal, two in Bihar

State Disaster Management control room said they have received report of death of another person in Siwan district due to wall collapse after the quake.

According to state Meteorological department, the first temblor measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale was felt in Patna and other parts of the state at 12:35 PM.

Even before the people could recover from the shock, a second quake was experienced at 1:09 PM measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, the Met office said.

Around 12 school students were injured in Zila public school under Vishvidyalaya police station in the melee to run to safety from class rooms after the quakes, a report from Darbhanga quoting school authority and parents said.

The earthquake triggered panic in many areas. In the capital city Patna, citizens were seen running out from buildings into open spaces.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was at his 7 Circular Road residence rushed out of the building into the lawn, sources in the CM residence said.

Sources in Raj Bhawan said Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who was in his chamber came out of the building, due to the temblor.

People who had assembled for a book release programme at the Raj Bhawan also ran out to the lawn...

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