Srinagar : A Sub-district hospital in Gandoh Bhalessa developed cracks in the aftermath of an earthquake, occurring on Tuesday afternoon, official sources said.
They told GNS the SDH building developed relatively large cracks in the aftermath of the earthquake, causing panic among the patients and attendants at the health facility. “However no injury or any other untoward was reported”, they said.
“There is every apprehension the tremors may have caused damage to other structures as well in the district, however no reliable reports are available as of now”, they further said.
When contacted, Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan confirmed to GNS about the cracks developed at SDH Gundoh. “Fortunately every other thing is normal as of now”, the district officer said.
“We still have constituted teams to see if there is any other damage caused anywhere in the district”, he further said.
Notably, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake, with epicenter near Doda, jolted Jammu and Kashmir even as the tremors have been reportedly felt in many other northern states. (GNS)