In pics: 6.8 earthquake hits Sikkim

India | | September 18, 2011, 10:20 pm
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Nepalese rescue workers and people stand near a damaged car after after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

Nepalese rescue workers and people stand near a damaged car after after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

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People who rushed out of buildings following tremors stand on the street in Patna. (AP Photo)

People who rushed out of buildings following tremors stand on the street in Patna. (AP Photo)

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The epicentre of the 6.8 earthquake was 64 km from Gangtok in Sikkim. (Google Maps)

The epicentre of the 6.8 earthquake was 64 km from Gangtok in Sikkim. (Google Maps)

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A man shows the cracks that developed on the walls of his house following the earthquake in Siliguri. (AP Photo)

A man shows the cracks that developed on the walls of his house following the earthquake in Siliguri. (AP Photo)

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People rushed out of office buildings following tremors at Karwanbazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(AP Photo/Zia Islam)

People rushed out of office buildings following tremors at Karwanbazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(AP Photo/Zia Islam)

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The debris of a residential building in Lumsey, located near Gangtok. (Reuters)

The debris of a residential building in Lumsey, located near Gangtok. (Reuters)

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Nepalese rescue workers remove a damaged car after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepalese rescue workers remove a damaged car after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A child looks over a damaged house after the earthquake. (Reuters)

A child looks over a damaged house after the earthquake. (Reuters)

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In the photo provided by the Indian Army Relief, relief material is seen loaded on an aircraft for distribution to earthquake victims in Sikkim. (AP Photo/Indian Army)

In the photo provided by the Indian Army Relief, relief material is seen loaded on an aircraft for distribution to earthquake victims in Sikkim. (AP Photo/Indian Army)

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A house that was destroyed by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Bhaktapur in Nepal. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

A house that was destroyed by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Bhaktapur in Nepal. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

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Men clear out the ruins of a building damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in Siliguri. (AP Photo/Tamal Roy)

Men clear out the ruins of a building damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in Siliguri. (AP Photo/Tamal Roy)

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Rescue workers and people look on after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed in Nepal. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

Rescue workers and people look on after the British Embassy's compound wall collapsed in Nepal. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)