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Members of Indian Army help a Buddhist monk to descend a huge landslide following Sunday's 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Sikkim, India. Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images
Earthquake

50 killed in quake in India, Nepal and Tibet

Officials fear that the death toll will rise as landslides and communications difficulties prevent rescue workers from reaching potential survivors.

RESCUE WORKERS HAVE uncovered the bodies of 50 people killed as a result of a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in an isolated Himalayan region that stretches over India, Nepal and Tibet.

Landslides,heavy rain and communications difficulties have impeded efforts to reach more potential survivors – and the death toll is expected to rise – the Los Angeles Times reports.

The bodies of 23 people were uncovered in India’s northeastern state of Sikkim, the site of the earthquake’s epicentre. Another 11 people were found dead in the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal; seven were killed in Nepal; and seven died in Tibet, the Guardian reports.

More than one hundred people have been injured in the earthquake, according to the authorities.

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