Thursday, November 8, 2007

Quakes rock Gujarat

Special Correspondent
AHMEDABAD: A series of earthquakes, with their epicentre at Sasan Gir, the administrative headquarters of the Gir forest, rocked several parts of Gujarat on Tuesday.

Houses collapse

According to information reaching here, the first tremor, of magnitude 4.8, was felt in the Gir region at 5.57 a.m. About 30 houses collapsed in Hiranvel, Haripura, Chitrawada and other villages in the forest area.

A 70-year-old woman died in a wall collapse at Hiranvel while seven others were injured.


At least 20 after-shocks were felt in several parts of the State, including Ahmedabad. One had a magnitude of 4.9. The people in most cities and towns in the Saurashtra region came out of their houses but no loss of lives and property were reported. A relief camp has been opened at Sasan, a government spokesman said.


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