A devastating Earthquake, the major one in this century shocked the Himalayan Region Sikkim And Darjeeling. About 56 persons were died in North Sikkim while building and property were damaged. On 18th September 2011, the earthquake occurred with a magnitute of 6.9. Some archive photos of earthquake below taken by Snowline.
Devastation of Earthquake in Sikkim
Police barricaded the area of the collapsed building.Rescue team
ready to swing into action. Rescue work on.
A car is fallen on the the earth cracked due to earhtquake.
The people feel shock after witnessing the scene at the spot.
Picture: The people gathered at the site of Building, Deorali, Gangtok after the major crack took place on the building due to earthquake in 2005.
The major crack on the building due to earthquake in 2005 at Gangtok
A car is also damaged after the collapse of building.
Photo: The road in North Sikkim was totally blocked due to heavy landslides after the quake. The army personnel worked day and night to clear the road despite the inclement weather condition.
Picture :A five storey building collapsed due to landslide on 7 June 1997 after heavy rainfall at Development area, Gangtok.
Picture: A five storey building collapsed due to landslide on 7 June 1997
at Development area, Gangtok.