2 May 2013

Quake in Kashmir

6:42 am on 2 May 2013

At least two people are dead and 70 others injured after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake in the Kashmir region in India.

Officials said the deaths were the result of landslides triggered by the quake and a string of aftershocks that followed.

Two people died in landslides triggered by the quake that was followed by a string of aftershocks.

Schools and other buildings were damaged in the twin districts of Kishtwar and Doda in the Jammu region of Kashmir, the Press Trust of India reported. Thirty two students were among the injured.

The epicentre of the quake was 450km north of New Delhi, according to an official at the Indian Meteorological Department.